So Mike is replacing the Plexiglas windows in the arena this week and it is already looks amazing. While we’re all pretty excited about it, some of the horses have found the scaffolding and ladders to be a little disturbing. Despite our assurance that the scaffolding is quite safe to walk past, some of our four legged colleagues have had a different opinion.
Of course, it is easy to have a bit of a negative reaction to this kind of drama and to assume that horses are endlessly silly about such insignificant things.
I am sure many of us have had the experience of riding our horse in a safe, familiar place and finding that someone moved the garbage can a few feet away from its original location. All of a sudden our calm domesticated, unthreatened horse almost has a heart attack and leaps away from the garbage can, just on the off chance that it might contain a lion.
But not if we reflect on the fact that in the horse’s world, the horse that sees the lion, and nonchalantly assumes it’s probably just a garbage can, would seem a whole lot crazier.
It just depends on your perspective…right Lottie?