Hello Dear Humans and yes, I know it is a Monday and you humans place great store in what happens on certain days of your week. I know Monday is supposed to be the Monday Mistral….oh, I beg your pardon…Ma Leueen has told me it is not a mistral which is some sort of wind that blows somewhere in the world. Ma Leueen tells me it is a minstrel which was some sort of entertainer an exceedingly long time ago. Well…whatever….I told Ma Leueen that I would be travelling later this week and would not have time to be posting about something I think is VERY important.
What is important , Dear Humans, is how we horses see things. How often have I heard a human say to one of we horses: “What’s the matter with you? There is nothing there!” Or even worse: ” Don’t be an idiot there is nothing there!” This may or may not be followed by several sharp kicks to our ribs! You humans may not see anything but we horses see things differently. Here are some examples.
When I see this I think ….what is that square white patch ?
Looking closer I can see it is just a place that has been flattened.
And what about this? It used to be flat and now it is not and what is that thing? A snake?
No…. I know it is not a snake and Ma Leueen tells me it is a place where the rainwater created a channel.
And finally this….completely flat. Well just yesterday there was a big mountain of white sand here. One day it’s there and the next…poof….it’s gone. Well that is enough to make any horse look twice.
I know now that I can trust Ma Leueen. She won’t take me past anything dangerous but I still have to look and she lets me have a look and gives me a rub on my withers. I always notice things that have changed and look different. We horses have survived for what you humans call millennia by always being aware and taking a good look at anything suspicious!
So try and see things through our eyes before you call us ‘idiots’ or ‘stupid’ and get annoyed with us. That makes me cross when I hear that kind of thing. Here is what I look like when I’m cross. See my ears? Those are cross and annoyed ears.
Thank you Dear Humans for reading this. I hope you can understand how we see things now.