Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Musical Ride

Last week we went to see the RCMP Musical Ride, in Clinton, Ontario. The musical ride was developed by the Northwest Mounted Police in 1874, and combines cavalry drills and intricate precision riding. The combination of the splendid scarlet dress uniforms and the majestic black horses was very moving. My Dad was a Mountie, this chance to see the Ride was very special. When he trained back in the 50's all recruits had to train on horseback, but now it's an option.

This formation is called "the Dome" and an image of it used to be on our $50 bills.

A perfectly aligned march.

An evocative silhouette, I think most Canadians would recognize the iconic hat.
We really enjoyed it!

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