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Rex Bellorum in the Morning Light | by AkaashMaharaj
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Rex Bellorum in the Morning Light

I came home from the C20 Summit in Istanbull, to the cheerful whinnies of Bello, my Warlander. His greeting made the long days of travel fade quickly away.


"Bello" is the Spanish word for "handsome", which I think is doubly appropriate for him: in addition to being (in my unashamedly biased opinion) a strikingly handsome horse, Bello's sire was an Andalusian, a Spanish breed originally developed for the battlefield and for mounted bull fighting.


"Bello" is also a natural contraction of his formal name, "Rex Bellorum", which reflects his having been bred to the standards of a baroque warhorse.


This photograph was taken by Wendy Webb at a training clinic in Uxbridge, Ontario. Bello is developing well, and I hope that he will eventually join me competing for Canada in the altogether eccentric equestrian sport of Tent Pegging.

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Uploaded on September 23, 2015