Out for a ride

Women in traditional Bavarian costumes sit on a decorated horse carriage as they take part in the annual Leonhardi ride at the Calvary in Bad Toelz, southern Germany. In many Bavarian villages, festively decorated vehicles drawn by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="T50023005" title="Horse (animal)" href="/topic/science-technology/science/zoology/horse-%28animal%29-T50023005.topic">horses</a> traditionally parade to honor Saint Leonhard of Limoges, who lived in the 6th century and who is the patron of animals in agricultural use, mainly horses.

( Getty Images / November 6, 2012 )

Women in traditional Bavarian costumes sit on a decorated horse carriage as they take part in the annual Leonhardi ride at the Calvary in Bad Toelz, southern Germany. In many Bavarian villages, festively decorated vehicles drawn by horses traditionally parade to honor Saint Leonhard of Limoges, who lived in the 6th century and who is the patron of animals in agricultural use, mainly horses.

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