SPANISH HORSE FROM ANDALUSIA
MEDELLIN, Colombia Animal and rider fancydance the paddock: curvettes, gallops, mincing sideways steps ... my skepticism about the equestrian display dissolves quickly. But not my giggles, because the announcer stiffly intoning an English script into the mike keeps padding the text with the observation, "this horse, Spanish horse ... from Spain."
After eight or nine repetitions, my colleague Jimi calls: "hey, what type of horse is that anyway?"
The answer rolls across the plateau with panzer-like inevitability: "Spanish horse. From Spain."