Just for a laugh, Charly and I decided to take Petra and Theoden out with Jack and Indiana loose in the inclosure to see what would happen. Theoden considers himself to be a real herd leader so he was a little concerned when Indiana decided to play hide and seek. However he relaxed after a little while and we were able to ride with the two of them following behind (or in front or wherever they liked).
Later Charly's family and his sister and her family came to visit - that's nine children in all - and we went out with Jack and Indiana again. Indiana treated us to her Black Beauty impression and, like most horses, seems to have a special place in her heart for young children. Mind you, they are particularly pleasant ones.