We had a mounted Cavalier my first year there (1976--- now I am aging myself!) That was back in the day when the football team stunk, the Pep Band was alive and well, and the game was just another good excuse to get rowdy. One of our polo players rode a pony from the team- but then they decided there was too much liability so discontinued the practice- who would've thunk the danger was to the Cav?
You have to admit, even though he fell off pretty easily, his remount was way cool-lots of spring, no stirrup!
haha - I did see that! That rider didn't try too hard to stay on. When I was there I saw the horse really freak out once and the guy stuck on there like glue. I was generally always impressed with how quiet the horse was! On a not so funny note, why is our football team so terrible again this year?
We had a mounted Cavalier my first year there (1976--- now I am aging myself!) That was back in the day when the football team stunk, the Pep Band was alive and well, and the game was just another good excuse to get rowdy.
Those were the days! I didn't get there until '78, but we'd sing the Good Old Song for 1st downs. And the Pep Band was the real reason to go...
Seriously, my 1st year, we were 1-11 (though apparently the 1 was not, as was often related, against the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind). good times.
Oh no! That's Kim K.- he's a polo player and, presuming the same horse, a polo pony (quite bomb proof). I got to help Kim at a game when his wife wasn't free. Really cool to be on the field with the players (man, they are huge IRL!).
And yes- our team stinks, again- any chance we can get Groh out?!
What, they dont sing the Good Old Song after first downs anymore? Back in the day, first downs were few and far between- any reason was good enough to celebrate! At least we had basketball: after Wally Walker came Marc Iavaroni, Jeff Lamp, Jeff Jones, Ralph Sampson.........