Watching Horses Dance in Chicago, Illinois
Underneath the "L" tracks in the middle of the city, a hundred-year old Chicago stable still houses horses. But these aren’t your average equines—several days a week these horses prance, jump, and perform for an audience of up to 300 at the Noble Horse Theatre. The horses high-step, bow, and rear up on command, appearing to dance while riders perform stunts and engage in swordplay. In addition to the basic Quadrille routine, the stable puts on seasonal shows that combine precision riding with music and theater. Evening performances offer an optional dinner (bring your own wine) and after, the audience has a chance to meet and greet the “stars” of the show.