I decided to persevere and paid closer attention to the horses that abound in the area and sure enough as time passed I noticed that all wasn't quite what it appeared to be.
The first thing that sprang to mind was the human trafficking that these horses carry out; gangs of 4 to 6 horses at a time blatantly transporting people on their backs from one place to another!
Another is gambolling, I've seen them doing this in the various fields and wonder who they are betting on to slip and fall over in the muddy tracks and pastures.
I've even seen evidence of drug abuse, as this picture of the suspected ring leader shows:
Don't be fooled by the svelte appearance and softly spoken, some would say hoarse voice of this animal, when motivated into obtaining some ill gotten gains, he really gets the bit between his teeth.
Yesterday I finally met the rest of the gang as I trotted up High Cross Lane, I was a bit skittish, but managed to take this photo despite their obvious anger:
|The High Cross gang. Approach with caution preferably with a big bag of apples.|