Can it be? Is the horse really playing hide and seek? I don't know, but it sure makes me wonder. People can train animals to do all sorts of things... so... maybe. Did the horse really understand what to do? I doubt it, but, hey, anything is possible! What do we know and more importantly, Why do we want to? Solomon was very wise, but he did pen these words.
Eccl 1:12-18 (WEB)
12) I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
13) I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the sky. It is a heavy burden that God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.
14) I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.
15) That which is crooked can’t be made straight; and that which is lacking can’t be counted.
16) I said to myself, “Behold, I have obtained for myself great wisdom above all who were before me in Jerusalem. Yes, my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.”
17) I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind.
18) For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
If a very wise man like king Solomon can see the futility in wisdom, knowledge, madness and folly, what about us. However, I like the picture because of its entertainment value! Is that horse actually smart enough to play "hide and seek"? Probably not, but its amusing to think it might be able to, because after all... its just a horse! How about our lives, what do we want to know and why? What can we really know? My answer it: only that which is in our limits of understanding to know! We are human beings and can only know what we can know, but with God's help we can understand what he teaches and that knowledge is beyond mere mortal comprehension. Knowing God is not a game, it is a lifelong experience of learning. I wonder, does God look at our lives like we look at the horse? No doubt, he thinks of us according to our nature, but does he ever laugh at the foolish things we do? I don't think so, because I have never known God to "horse around" with my life.