Randi's Bim a tribute
The hat is a Zorro black flat top - in regular Paso Fino shows, it's the kind of hat we wore, so I just used one of my regular hats. The reason we used them in the shows is because they have a flat top - and one of the classes was "Chanpagne Class". We put a glass of champagne - really water - on our hats and did the required gaits as the judge called them:
Paso Fino "Fine Walk"
Paso Corto "Short walk, about the speed of a trot.
Paso Largo "Long walk" - very fast, can be as fast as a canter on a good Paso Fino.
Since Paso Finos are prized for their smooth gaits, this was a great test. Whoever had the most "champagne" left in their glass won the class.
"Bim" - my Tornado - and I won many times.
This great caricature sketch is of Bim doing his gaits with his legs flying and the glass on my hat is motionless!
Ms. Randi Scott
I used to watch WD Zorro as a kid. When I started importing and breeding Paso Fino Horses, I showed them. One of the classes was "Costume Class". I had a WONDERFUL, black stallion, "Regalo Sublime SL" (Sublime Gift), "Bim" for short, which was my "Tornado". I made a perfect Zorro costume, taught Bim to rear and rode in costume classes at MANY horse shows. Bim and I won a lot of first place trophys. I started riding him as Tornado in parades, and we put on a spectacular show - rearing, prancing, and generally cavorting, with me swishing my sword the whole time.
EVERYONE knew Zorro and would shout "Zorro!" when we passed them. I can still remember licking my Magic Marker mustache!!!
I am a Zorro fan and Guy Williams was the BEST Zorro.