Saturday, 27 February 2016

Horse, or is it Pony?


I snapped this horse in the park this afternoon.  A little bit surprised as few horses pass this way these days.  It certainly drew a crowd as the kids forgot the skatepark and surrounded the poor creature.  As this is somewhat unusual to see here I suspect the horse, or should I say pony, belongs to a gypsy caravan.
Occasionally an old fashioned round shaped Gypsy caravan passes through, often for a wedding somewhere nearby, and on two occasions I have noticed this parked in the town centre.  Here is one example.  Possibly the owner thought fit to take the beast to the park to feed on the long grass.  All those kids around it but it appeared not to notice as its head rarely left the grass.  Possibly it was hungry, possibly it was just being a horse.
Nothing else happened that I noticed so this is the exciting news of the moment.  Of course when I looked back the beast had gone.  Typical.


7 comments:

the fly in the web said...

Nice little chap,isn't he.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Either one will take a chunk out of you if you are not careful. This is the voice of experience speaking here. Sigh.

Jenny Woolf said...

I am told that travellers from Ireland often graze their horses in public parks etc. as it is free grazing. I have seen them on commons etc. as I cycle round the place. Generally good natured beasts living a reasonable sort of life for an animal.

Lee said...

Grass is a course for a horse, of course.

Adullamite said...

Fly, I note the way he ignored the children round about. They did not bother him.

Jerry, You never quite made 'Cowboy' status did you?

Jenny, That is true, usually in Ireland not so much here.

Lee, What? He's not playing on a course, golf or otherwise....?

carol said...

Of course when you looked back the beast was gone ... Good thing you got the snap, or you might have thought you were imagining the whole thing. Are you feeling better?

Adullamite said...

Carol, I could have imagined the thing, my mind is like that.