While we were in London, on the first day, I wandered down a side street looking for a short cut to the riverside and went past a cop on a horse, on the way back I stopped to ask him a quick question and the horse turned his head to give me a big curious horsey hello!
Turned out the horse (sweet beast) was on the naughty step! ( I found this particularly amusing as there was a step on the boat that the kids had to sit on if their behaviour had been particularly appalling, along the lines of, do that again and you'll have to sit on the step.
I didn't know that happened to horses, but it seems it does!
He had, apparently been very very bad. I can't, personally, imagine what a police horse could do that would be all that bad outside of kicking random pedestrians, but seems their standards are rather higher than mine
Seems that, possibly as he is a young horse, he isn't very good at standing still (nor am I) so he was standing on this side street for half an hour. Hence the naughty step.
When the Man and Youngest appeared he moved one forefoot a step forward. Hope we didn't doom him to another half hour of standing!
He was a sweety and the cop sounded pretty amused. He didn't seem overly bothered either.
It'd have to be a pretty big step, no? Wouldn't fit on the one on the boat, that's for sure.