Last night, a little more than 17 hours ago, we went out to watch the fireworks of the 2006 new year celebrations. We hadn’t bought fireworks ourselves because we consider it a waste of money. Since everybody seems to be competing with who has the most and the best fireworks there’s no shortage of nice views at all.
Across the street there is some grassland with a lot of ponies on it. They seemed to be quite calm while the fireworks was only further away. Then some relatively close neighbours started their warfare of extremely loud and bright fireworks. It was a neat sight, but the ponies all started crawling towards each other.
While the fireworks went on, the ponies simply stood there. Too scared to move. So I started walking towards them over the road. The sound of my voice must have broken their shock or whatever it was they had. Practically all at once they looked at me.
Then, within what must have been less than a second, they all started to run. They all ran towards me, which was neccesary to cross the ditch which leads into the next meadow. You couldn’t hear the horses running except when they were very close because of the loud fireworks.
Unable to see them anymore, I walked the road in the other direction. The horses all had assembled behind the barn, thus hearing the least they could of the loud noise as possible.
This afternoon they all seemed very calm and peaceful. Food can cure a lot.
If I had a digital camera, I would post a picture of the ponies celebrating that the fireworks are over. Since I don’t have that I can only give you one thing.
My best wishes, good health to all and a happy new year!