We were just about to head out of Oppède Le Vieux when I noticed that my son and a few other people were looking at this man and his horse.
He had stopped to give his horse some water. I still have some interest in horses so I tried to determine what breed this might be. Maybe he was a young Percheron, the smallest of the draft breeds?
Feeling very drawn to this horse, I went up to his handler and said "Percheron?" He replied with "Friesian". I had not heard of such a breed but I was determined to remember the name and look into it further when I got home.
As they proceeded on their walk the animal decided to check out the local cafe, no doubt looking to see if any of his buddies were in there. His owner was ahead of him and didn't immediately realize that the horse had walked over to the window. That's right, this horse was, other than for these couple of minutes, simply following his handler. No rope connected the two and it was the horses choice to go to the window. The small crowd of about 6 people was delighted!
Then off they went, like a dog following his owner, but with the Friesian still checking out the windows.