Frightening to Horses
Beautiful and fun… I suppose, but not to me because I have to deal with the havoc they cause on the ground. Horses are terrified of hot air balloons, especially in such huge numbers. My horse has been pacing the fence for two days now after a billion hot air balloons filled the sky on Sunday. She has two injuries where she crashed into the fence while running trying to get away from these boogie men in the sky.
I sure would like to see restrictions on where these monstrosities can occupy the sky. Like maybe the wide open desolate desert that surrounds Phoenix?
The Thunderbird Classic comes to Phoenix every year, but we see hot air balloons drifting right over our arena all the time, especially this time of year. The horses get used to them after awhile, but until then, all we can do is hope the injuries are nominal.
Special thanks to my husband for these amazing photos.