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If you’re riding a horse, you’ve already won.

Awareness of the outside world. Pondering the “plantation” situation got me thinking on the subject of mascots. When I showed up at college, we didn’t have one. The Indian symbol had been eliminated almost 10 years earlier. There was still much hand wringing and gnashing of teeth. Decades later, we still don’t have an official mascot. Turns out we have an unofficial one. Keggy the Keg was proposed as a joke. “Creating a mascot that ‘wasn’t racist, biased or sexist, yet [was] entirely unacceptable.'[4]” Wiki. It has been a huge success. “Keggy Named Top College Mascot.” Dartblog. I don’t know whether to be appalled or proud.
From Falcon Hill Farm. Interesting use of floral decorations. New to me. [Small Hop]

Also note grass-covered poles. Very hunteresque. Another new one for me.

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horses

7 replies »

  1. Looks like they got a ton of faux flower bouquets from Michael’s arts and Crafts and stuck them through the holes.
    I’m not familiar with the “plantation” situation you refer to, but the mascot of the University of Maryland is Testudo, the tortoise. Usually referred to as a turtle, but I don’t think he minds. One year the sports teams used the slogan “hell in a shell.”

  2. Very huntery indeed – I’ve never seen covered poles like this nor vertical flowers…Maybe I really need a vacation to Florida in a few months to spend some time in Wellington, to relax and take in some shows!

  3. Plantation situation – It has been suggested that “plantation” might not be the most auspicious word to include in the title of a competition. Cue knicker knotting.

    Poles & flowers – I know, right? I applaud the cleverness.

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