Each session starts with an opening question. It can be a bit worrying for the facilitator, as who knows what emotions it might tap into. But they can be magical in bringing people together. Today it was about encounters with horses. Diverse anecdotes, from the trauma of enforced school pony trekking to memories of riding in the mountains of Pakistan. Stories that echoed through our speculations about this handsome beast pictured in Platt Fields almost 200 years ago.