Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WarHorse and the mare

I had the pleasure of seeing WarHorse a week ago on the first night of previews of it's run on Broadway at Lincoln Center. If you love animals and in particular if you love horses you can't help but be moved by this drama. The music is beautiful and stirring and the equine puppetry is more breathtaking in person. It was a full house and I had gotten great orchestra seats. We were sitting close to the aisle. At one point in the play, the horse Joey is led up the aisle and away from the stage - he walked right past our seats! How cool to see him so close!

By the end I was crying. I was one of the first in our section to stand up for the ovation and here I am clapping and tears are streaming down my face. I had dreamed of seeing this show from the very first times I'd heard about it. It was magical to finally have that wish come true! I'm planning on buying tickets for after the show officially opens to compare what I saw in previews to the "official" performance.

And the mare that On The Bit and I checked out? She's getting her spring shots and a coggins pulled. As soon as all that is cleared from her vet, she will be coming here for a pre-purchase trial. I am happy and yet scared, too. It's getting closer...

8 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

I'd like to get in there to see that show too.

Good luck with the mare.

Net said...

I didn't even realize this was a musical, not just the movie currently in production. I just checked out some reviews, and it sounds like great fun!

Good luck on the trial period. I know it's been a hard road for you, but I hope this is the one!

Jean said...

I've heard Warhorse is fabulous. Apparently it is! *S*

Happy to hear about the mare. Calm your nerves and practice smiling. You deserve it.

Wishing you well with your prospective girl.

OnTheBit said...

I totally just looked in to getting tickets to war horse! I just need to see if I can talk someone in to going with me and find tickets for the weekend (so far they are all sold out when I can go).

I can't wait for the mare to get there so you can see if she really has the potential that we both thought we saw! Fingers crossed!

English Rider said...

I think I first heard about Warhorse through you. I've been trying ever since to get together with my sister in England and see the show. Maybe it will be easier for us to meet in the U.S.
Brave news regarding the horse trial. Fingers crossed for you.

Dreaming said...

Congrats on the mare. It will be a great joy for you to have her there and try her over a period of time.

jill said...

Sending good vibes your way....Now I have to check out this "warhose" thing....

Merri said...

it looks wonderful! and i'd'a been bawling!
- The Equestrian Vagabond