Hello Dear Humans. My friend Touchie and I have had an adventure! Coach Belinda was away teaching somewhere so Super Groom Lexi rode Touchie and Ma Leueen was riding me. We went along the Goat Trail and then came out to the Blue Trail. We were just ambling along. Here is a few seconds on video SG Lexi took while we were walking. You can see my head is stretched down and I am completely relaxed.
But then we saw them on the trail up the hill.
There were two women wearing these long floaty dresses that wafted in the breeze. SG Lexi called to them to step aside as there were horses coming. They did that and stood aside in their floaty dresses. But that was not the problem. They had three male humans with them. Two were dressed in normal dark clothes and one was dressed in a really odd outfit. It was bright red (yes, we horses can see these colors!) and he had a bowl shaped red and gold thing on his head, sort of like a helmet. He had red trousers, red skirt, and a red and gold shirt. He was jumping up and down. And……..he had something in his hand. He was waving it over his head. It was shiny metal. Suddenly, my ancestor memories told me what it was. It was a weapon! A SWORD!
At the same instant as I recognized what it was, Touchie’s ancestor memories clicked in, and he recognized it too. “Danger!” he said and spun round. “I’m outta here!” “Me too,” I said and spun away from the sword swinging red demon. We had both spun round lightning fast but we did not want our Humans to fall off and be left in danger. So we did not buck or bolt. We just started to passage, very energetically, away from the danger. I even did a bit of piaffe. Quite good piaffe actually. So off we went piaffing and passaging along the trail until we knew we were safely away from the danger. SG Lexi and Ma Leueen talked about it all the way back to the barn. Neither they, nor any of the Humans at the barn, could figure out what the red sword-man was doing. Ma Leueen said they are from a different part of the world and maybe he was dressed for some sort of ceremony that we don’t know about . But here is the thing Dear Humans, Touchie and I saved our Humans from a Real Danger.
And now for something different. Ma Leueen got me a fabulous new pair of boots. Here is a photo. Pretty smart eh? And they are very comfortable!
Have a good week Dear Humans!