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13 September 2004 @ 02:40 pm
"Can't you see this horse loves me?  
I can't believe I forgot to mention this in my epic Sixth Weekend post!

Oso is a singular horse. Heaps of personality, that one, and a surprisingly expressive face. At the end of Joust 2, I get CB'd in the back by the Sheriff (who is on the ground). I fall, get hauled up by the Sheriff and guards and we continue on with the scene into the ground fight.

Oso has taken to sidling away from the Sheriff. I try to keep him in place, but he's having none of it. This weekend was particularly bad. He all but ran from Lewis. On Saturday, Lewis hit me in the shoulder, and instead of 'falling,' I got off and ran to him, basically screaming "How dare you?" (y'know, acting and stuff). On Sunday, Oso was trying to run. I kept turning him in circles, trying to get him closer, but no luck.

Best conjecture is that Oso doesn't want me to get hurt. Seriously. I'm Rider. He takes care of me. He ignored FOOD to get me out of the way. Lewis hit the nail on the head, though. Oso is that stereotypical black guy in the movie theater who shouts "Don't go in there! You gonna get it if you go!"

I'm not going to do this justice at all; I wish you could hear him saying it, but here is what goes on in Oso's head (not meant to be insensitive or offensive, by the bye): "Don't go over there! You know he gonna hit you! I know this one! I seen it! You a Maid; they always get it!"

According to Kel, his facial expression matches perfectly.
I feel: amusedamused
Vampcursevampcurse on September 13th, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC)
It really is unreal but wonderful how Oso reacts to that few moments before the lance actually strikes. I'm in front of the dias and when he spins, you can actually see the fear in his eyes of "Why in the world is she telling me to go back toward him, I'm trying to get her away from that". His eyes really show it all! But you always handle him beautifully and improv any situation even if Oso did get you out of the way and you had to run to Lewis screaming at him! It works and if it didn't, you always find a way to make it work!

You Rock!!!
Jaredcrimsontom on September 13th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)
"I Seen How dis ends!!!! uh-uh NOT going there!" HA!!
Adrienne C.adrienne429 on September 13th, 2004 05:30 pm (UTC)
comments from the crowd
It's very amusing to hear people around me in the crowd say the very same thing. "The horse knows exactly what's coming next and look how he's moving away."
It was really funny when Barbra turned to me and said looks like this one hates the thought of her getting hit...
I think that's so sweet.