Live shows at conventions, expos, and other events tend to be some of the most exciting parts of the year. But sometimes these shows run the risk of a showoff running off and doing their own thing to delight the crowd. Well that’s exactly what happened during the 2010 PA Horse World Expo, when Blitz the Foal decides to become a bright shining star.
An annual celebration of horses from around the world
The Parade of Breeds is a part of the PA Horse World Expo that introduces visitors to the wide world of horses. Breeds are paraded around one by one so spectators can check out these wonderful creatures in action. Often times mothers are paraded with their foals since many guests enjoy seeing young and adult horses.
It all could have gone according to plan if it wasn’t for this pesky foal
Normally the parade goes by without a hitch. Horses walk with their trainers and handlers trotting around the arena while announcers talk about them. But this wasn’t any ordinary show, because it had Blitz to deal with.
Blitz, during this video, was only 21 days old. So you can imagine that everything was big, bright, new, and exciting.
And we’re off
The show has barely begun when Blitz races off like a lightning bolt. He skips ahead of his mother and trainer and basks in the freedom to run around the arena. The crowd laughs as they watch the horses antics which has so much childlike energy to it that it is nothing less than charming.
It’s easy to forget about the horses momma when you see how free and fast Blitz runs.
He really tried to keep the show on schedule, but it wasn’t meant to be
You have to give credit to the announcer for trying his best to stick to the script. Through the video, you can hear him talking about Blitz’s breed of horse to educate the crowd on Haflingers. But the crowd is too busy laughing and smiling at the wild foal playing around.
When the foal skips, the crowd loses their cool and cheers. The little skipping hop is likely the highlight of the entire video.
The announcer is a good sport and plays to the new star’s talents
After some time, the announcer finally gives up. But he’s not upset or angry at all, it’s more accepting that Blitz is the star of the show rather than his narration.
So he joins the fun and plays off of Blitz’s behavior by calling him out on his behavior. As he says:
“The foal you’re looking at there is having too much fun for its good. He’s only 21 days old.”
Blitz even pauses to pose for the camera
The foal even pauses to stop and look at the camera. It’s almost like he knows he’s being watched and wants to give the crowd a great show during this event. Blitz is undeniably a show horse and a show off and the crowd just eats it up.
Not so strange after all
But don’t think this is unusual behavior for foals. Many breeds of horses show curiosity while they’re young foals. So it’s likely that Blitz wasn’t trying to misbehave. He was just curious about his surroundings and the noise the crowd was making. We can imagine that Blitz ultimately was enjoying himself.
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