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Some years later as education studies and other interests took over, we agreed ‘Blaze’ would be sold and 30 years later here I am, still thinking about him. So imagine my excitement when some pre-trip research revealed the ‘Feria de Caballo Jerez’ (Festival of the Horse, Jerez) would be making its post Covid return…and a mere two hour drive from our hotel base in Spain. Finding out the mechanics of this feria was not the easiest task. It’s not really an international tourist event and both recent and historical online information was lacking somewhat, so after many a fruitless effort, we decided to ‘wing it’. So why a festival to celebrate horses? Horses have been part of Jerez since early as 720 BC. It began with the ”Berber” horse breed from North Africa which was gradually refined with other breeds. Finally it was the monks of Jerez that succeeded in…