Monday, March 7, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Equine rubies

Ruby Tuesday arrives, and allows for rubies from mighty to minimalist. 

Today it is the latter, the quantity of red being not so significant. The place is the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, the events equestrian, the venue the beautiful Santa Anita Park.

Rubies include the red flags that line the course and the barrier to be jumped over in the back. If one imagines, the magnificent and beautiful jumping horse whose chestnut color seems to pick up a hint of dark red under the smog laden foothill sun.

Whatever fashion of rubies you may fancy, from a lot to a little, see lots of them at Mary’s fun meme!


Ms. Burrito said...

Fun to watch!

Ruby Blanket, my first Ruby Tuesday.

Leora said...

Wow, what a shot. I'm reminded of National Velvet, with little Liz Taylor in the saddle.

Felisol said...

Few things are more impressive than a well functioning equipage. Were you really there, Ralph? How fun it must have been.

bj said...

This is a wonderful photo. I've always admired these beautiful, jumping horses. I grew up as a city girl and never around the animals. I am scared to death of big and when I try to ride one, they just "have their way with me" and go when they want to, stop when they want to and RUN when they want to....
never minding that I am hanging on for dear life, screaming my lungs out and saying a few cuss words during all of it. :)))
I loved seeing this amazing photo..did you take it?

Thanks for coming by with your flowing words. You always know just what to say to make me proud.:) (Now, Patti, I'm NOT flirting...I am old enuf to be his mother and then some...)haaa.ahhaa

Lola said...

Hi again Ralph,

Terrific photo!

Happy RT!


Kim, USA said...

Wow this is an awesome sports. Thanks for sharing!
Ruby Tuesday

Carletta said...

Wow Ralph, great action shot!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Old rubies are just as precious as new rubies!


Oh, my goodness, oh, my dear!
Don’t you think it’s very clear
That a red-less day’s a drag?
Thus says Foxy Scarlet Hag!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Old Woman at Market

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful shot. I've never seen a live competition. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Mine's here.

anemonen said...

I have only seen such show on TV. Lovely shot!

Greyscale Territory said...

A fantastic action shot of horse and rider! The touches of red add bright points of alternative interest to the photo!

Anonymous said...

That's a clever shot. I am sure you enjoyed the event.

chubskulit said...

I only see this event on TV. Nice shot!

My Ruby Tuesday at Nostalgic Marveling, have a nice day!

Y. Ikeda said...

Fantastic capture of the great action! I could recognize red color:)

Rayna Eliana said...

What a great capture of the moment! I was there, and could have been sitting next to you!

Robin said...

Beautiful capture - look at the height and smooth form they have together.

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Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow - what a cool action shot!

Have a great week, Ralph!