This guy is called Lorenzo, and he is something special. He is a Frenchman from the Camargue region and this is how he rides horses (up to ten at a time, I kid you not). More than that, he jumps them while standing on their backs - and has just done so, as you can see from the picture. I went to the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate yesterday (that is t' Greeat Yarksher Shoah in Arrogit tu't loacals) where he was the star attraction. Being a penniless good-for-nothing from the Untouchables Caste, I couldn't afford to sit in the stand along with the bigwigs and Royalty (yes, they were there too) but had to stand in the crowd with the other plebs and tug my forelock. Consequently my view was restricted. I would have loved to have got the leading horse's head in the shot, but some ignorant troglodyte stuck his baseball cap-clad bonce in the way at the critical moment and I had to crop it out.
If you like horses or acrobatics, keep a sharp eye out for Lorenzo appearing somewhere near you and go along to watch. You won't regret it.
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