As you approach the colossal horse you hesitate, overawed by its size, its muscular flank powerfully rising and falling with every breath. The stallion senses your uncertainty, rising up onto its hind legs, and sending you sprawling to the ground. To add to the indignity, afterwards the horse loosens its bowels, leaving you beside a steaming pile of manure.
A lone snigger becomes a wave of laughter. Unrest in the capital follows.