I participated as a side walker...and I have the blister to prove it!
Here are few very rough photos taken with my cell phone. I didn't have my glasses with me and sometimes wasn't sure I was even getting my subject in the camera window, but you'll get the idea.
The police directed the horse trailers onto the sidewalk at the Capitol building. I'm glad I wasn't driving!
The Westernaires big rig on the sidewalk, with horses tied on both sides.
Fjords gathering on the lawn in front of the Capitol building.
This is an interesting team of 3 Suffolk Punch draft horses pulling 2 homemade wagons hitched together. The driver, Lee the Horse Logger, has been traveling the country by horse drawn wagon since August of 2006.
My blister was really starting to hurt and I was slowing down when Lee kindly offered me a ride. I hopped in and found 3 other ladies had hitched a ride with Lee too. It's really exhausting trying to keep pace with a horse's stride and we were pooped.
Lee dropped us off at the Expo grounds and 2 of his boys just couldn't hold it any longer.
It was a fun day. I'm going back tomorrow.