Yesterday morning I had my legs shampooed and I knew straight away that I would be going to some kind of party. Hanuman, by contrast, felt that he had been subjected to unjust water torture and wasn't going to take that lying down. To add insult to injury, once enough mud had been hosed off, his legs were wrapped in stiff boots so that he couldn't walk.
Then, the motorised cabin arrived and I set a good example by going straight in, followed by Hanuman. Then we had a contest to see who could make the most noise banging on the partition. I won.
It was a short journey and once we'd arrived, I provided reassurance and showed Hanuman how to behave at parties. Naturally, I was the star of the show and enthusiastically performed my musical riches-to-rags story to great applause. Tragically, She gave the video camera to another and failed to tell the novice operator how to work it. All there is to show for my sparkling performance is a grainy still and a glitzy burgundy and silver rosette.
She subsequently explained to the video operator which button operated the video, so Hanuman's effort is captured in full. She bravely attempted to do his first public performance at liberty. This was brave because the weather has been awful for months, so he has had little training. The first half of the performance involved Hanuman wandering off to greet the onlookers and then getting quite excited at the thought of trotting round. Then he did settle down and the second half was much better.
Everyone agreed that he had done very well considering his youth.
There were some other people there too, and here is a video of some highlights of this informal music party. It's not much of a video, of course, since my performance is missing. Our chum Ariel's performance is also missing because he disgraced himself. We'll say no more on the subject.
I have been asked to point out that the last horse has a bitless bridle, is blind in one eye and the rider has Special Needs, so they did really well.