He parked his bike by the calvaire and walked towards me whilst removing his helmet. Then he said that there were three horses across the lane just after my field. I think he was too worried about them to drive past, so he went the long way round. I telephoned J-L, the owner, but as there was no reply I left a message. Half an hour later I went up to the field to put the animals away for the night and the horses were still there. I drove to his house to find tarpaulins on the roof and a crane in the driveway and no sign of people. They have friends whose land backs on to them, so I drove up the railway track heading for their house. On the way there is a derelict house also owned by J-L and luckily his daughter was in their collecting wood, so I was able to pass the message on to her.
This morning, when I was feeding the animals I heard clip-clopping down the lane coming towards my field entrance.
There were huge crowds - somewhere between 1500 and 2000 people I should think and everyone was very well behaved.