Group Sword at the 2007 International Tent Pegging Championships
On the final day of competition at the 2007 world equestrian skill-at-arms championships in Oman, my horse Shomool remained in a surly mood.
The rider to our left is keeping a considered distance, as Shomool had just attempted to deliver a slaying kick to his horse; Shomool's rear hooves came within centimetres of the intended victim. The warhorse's wayward bloodlust would remain with Shomool for the rest of the competition, and he seemed dejected that I insisted on coming between him and his wrath.
A full account of the games is at my personal blog at www.maharaj.org/blog-tentpegging.shtml .