I was hiding in the bushes when the ride operator got the wire cutters out of his back pocket. He cut the horse’s free. My hunch had been correct, the horses had moved when I saw them at lunch time having a break from all the children riding on them. After the ride operator cut them all loose they all whinnied to each other and ran across the field to the river that was down there. They were soon out of sight of my hiding place so I moved quickly through the bushes to pursue them further.