The Chico Palio update

The building of the lagger horse can be seen here: The Laggers blog. Or on my YouTube channel. All came together nicely. But it was a lot of work! I've never built anything with paper maché that big before. I built the horse and my soccer team helped decorate and run the horse at yesterday's Chico Palio. We didn't win the trophy, but it was good. I knew we wouldn't in the race when I saw that some horses had recruited young track team stars to sprint for the finish line. One super-fast team did have a spill at the end. The Peoples Choice went to one of the high school teams as well as Judges Award. All the little girls loved the pink sparkly horsey. I was so sure we would have won. So perhaps next year!