Before visiting the horses and ponies, Mr Edward and Ms Debbie explained to the children the dos and don'ts of being around the animals. They should not stand or walk around the back of the horses as this may spook them and the horses may kick out in defence. The children should not make loud noises or jump around near the horses as this will frighten the horses. If the horses have their ears flapped back, it means that they are angry and the children should walk away. When feeding the horses, the children should open and flatten their palms and place the food item in the centre of their palms so that the horses would not bite their fingers. However to be safe, small buckets have been prepared for the children to use to feed the horses.