Thursday, November 15, 2018


Laura found tickets to a horse show at an exhibition center on the east edge of Sevilla called Fibes - Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones. The annual SICAB horse show is held there. While SICAB is a massive show and competition, we had tickets for an evening exhibition that showed off, in a non-competitive venue, some of the various horse skills and talents at the show as a whole.

We took public transportation out to the site with no trouble.

This is the front. The complex is divided up into 3 large halls. We found our way to hall C and took our seats. There were a lot of children at the show. Parked right in front of us was a stroller. I took the opportunity to snap this shot of one of the "baby cozies" I mentioned in an earlier post:

No need to call CPS on these folks, haha.

The show consisted of perhaps a half-dozen "acts". The most notable was the final act where a single trainer put 4 horses through an amazing repertoire. What was interesting is that the horses wore no bridles or saddles. The trainer stood in the ring and horses obeyed his voice commands. I didn't think it was possible to get that kind of precision from a horse:

Here, the trainer stands next to a horse, while two other horses patiently lie down. A couple other notable parts. This team of 4 riders stood on pairs of horses and performed various precision drills:

And this coach team demonstrated competitive barrel racing technique:

This group demonstrated high-speed saddle tricks:

The bus ride home was uneventful. Though the bus was crowded with folks exiting the event, we found a seat in the back:


Earlier in the day, I went with folks from Laura's school on the weekly "cultural activity". We went to the Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla. I'd been before, but it was nice to go on a guided tour with someone that knows about the works. At one point we stood in front of a couple of art students doing sketches. One took the opportunity to check her phone. Can confirm, her sketch was spot on:


Otherwise, normal day, did some math, walked along the river, etc.


Oh, and under the boardwalk... there are cobbles. Why am I not surprised? Hasta manana.