Zou Ma Kan Hua (Enjoy Looking at Flowers while on Horseback)
Meng Jiao once wrote a poem, which can be literally interpreted as follows:
Reserve aness of yesterday is nothing to boast of;
Taday, being without any restraint, I feel my joy is boundless.
The spring breeze kissing my face, the horse hastening its hoofs,
I will see all the flowers and beauties of Chang'an in on day's time.
There is another folk tale about "riding on horseback to look at flowers". It runs like this: Gui Liang, a crippled young man, wished to get a beautiful girl as his wife. And it happened that there was a girl called Ye Qin who had a flat snub nose but wished to get a handsome husband. The two of them both asked Hua Han to be a matchmaker, and he was only too glad to do so. To make a success of his matchmaking, Hua Han did not tell them each about the fault of the other party. On the day he had fixed for letting them have a look at each other, Hua Han told Gui Liang to pass by the girl's door on horseback whereas he asked the girl to stand at the doorstep covering her nose with a spray of flowers. So, after the encounter, both sides felt satisfied, and a wedding was successfully arranged. Not until they were married did they see each other’s fault. Nevertheless, they laughed it off and continued to be husband and wife, deeming it a good marriage.