A Horse is a Horse of Course of Course!26/03/2013
“Jack’s quite peculiar,” said Leonie, the wrangler. “He’s a snorkeling horse!”
Right, I’ve heard that one before, I thought.
On Queensland’s Magnetic Island, Jack, apparently is known as a one-of-a-kind. I was on a two hour Bush and Beach Horse Trek with a small group that included a couple of lasses from Leeds, in West Yorkshire.
We started off slowly meandered through dense bush alternated by trotting at pace through grasslands dotted with wallabies until we reached Horseshoe Bay. About halfway down the beach the wranglers unsaddled all the horses before I climbed back onto Jack again. This time I rode him bareback straight into the ocean as waves gently rolled in. Jack’s favourite party trick, as you’ve by now guessed was to stick his nose under the water and blow bubbles to the surface.
Give him a couple of years and he’ll be as famous as Mr. Ed I’ll put money on it.