Suddenly, to my surprise I find I’m not alone on this little gravel road at the back of Tokatoka Peak.
Two horses have appeared from behind some bushes in the paddock next to the road and decided to come and check me out.
I talk to them for a moment and then go to move little further down the road to take a photograph of the surrounding countryside. Imagine my surprise when they both proceed to move directly into the frame of the photo I’m trying to take.
One of them is really persistent and every time I move he does too… Now several theories abound. A) he likes the company and doesn’t want me to leave him. B) He’s a wannabe celebrity and wants his 15 minutes of fame. C) He’s a practical joker at heart and he’s having a laugh by imitating those people who jump into the background of other people’s photographs pulling stupid faces or making rabbit ears behind their heads with their fingers.
He’s definitely a character, he has a twinkle in his eye and he even looks like he’s teasing me by threatening to eat one of the fence posts.
The word for “horse” in Dutch is “paard” and plural, Horses, is “paarden”… so it’s probably little wonder that I found myself laughing at his antics and saying ”Paarden! Pardon me!” every time he stuck his nose into my photographic shots.