I often have my lyre with me when travelling around Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England and enjoy playing music to the animals I meet on the journey.
One day, I approached a field of horses with their young foals.
When I started playing the lyre, the young foals laid down whilst their mothers ate the grass.
I then approached a field of cows. After playing the lyre for a few minutes, many of them came over to listen and they started grooming one another as I played.
These two were the most courageous and allowed me to stroke them.
I have noticed that animals respond well to harmonious music and appear quite contented as they listen.