As a little girl, I always wanted a pony for Christmas. Santa never brought me a pony. So in my late 40s, I started taking horseback riding lessons. When I turned 50, I got my first horse, an Icelandic named Blessi (Veigar frá Búðardal). Little did I know how much fun life with an Icelandic was going to be. Blessi has a unique perspective on life. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoy Blessi. And you will probably read about my cats from time to time.
Stop Action Photographs of Lord Ivan and Blessi Jousting
Here are a series of photos showing the sequence of the horse and rider and they joust. It is amazing to watch how far and wide and high the styrofoam tips fly.
Here is a link to the Madrone Equestrian Guild showing proper lance technique when tilting at the quintain--which is similar to that in jousting.