In a comment on the previous post was a question about the bridles on the driving horses, in both the photos and the videos seen here. And, if you’ve never before seen what I was taking about, my mention of pom-poms may not have made much sense.

With the traditional style of harness here, the bridles of the driving horses (or mules) are covered in pom-poms that look like they’re made of wool. They typically come in one, two, or three colors per turnout.

So, to help dispel any confusion, here are two photos for you to study: the first is a close-up of the bridles (with pom-poms and bells) on the three leaders of a five-in-hand team at the feria, and the second is a close-up of a single pom-pom.

bridles on three horses at the Seville feria, showing the traditional pom-poms and bells

bridles on three horses at the Seville feria, showing the traditional pom-poms and bells

a close-up look at a single pom-pom, which would be one of about 30 on a bridle

a close-up look at a single pom-pom, which would be one of about 30 on a bridle