Spain 2019. Minorca horses

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Spain. Balearic Islands. Minorca (Menorca). Mahon. Shop window with two manikins, one with woman's sexy lingerie and the other with man's underpants and a bow tie. The shops is also selling swimsuits. On the wall, a flag with Mahon's coats of arms. On the bottom, a rising horse and a horse rider, both used as symbols of the "Festes de la Mare de Déu de Gràcia" , a traditional summer festival. The Menorquín is a breed of horse indigenous to the island and is closely associated with the doma menorquina style of riding. The riders wear black and white and most of their horses are of the highly-considered Menorcan breed. The riders and their horses parade through the streets, and these magnificent and remarkably calm horses rear up on their hind-legs to the delight of the crowd. The most valued quality of Menorquín horse is its suitability for the traditional festivals of Menorca. Some 150 riders participate in the festival in Mahón. Maó (in Catalan) and Mahón (in Spanish), written in English as Mahon, is a municipality, the capital city of the island of Menorca, and seat of the Island Council of Menorca. The city is located on the eastern coast of the island, which is part of the autonomous community of the Balearic. In Spain, an autonomous community is a first-level political and administrative division, created in accordance with the Spanish constitution of 1978, with the aim of guaranteeing limited autonomy of the nationalities and regions that make up Spain. 7.09.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef