Today I went in search of the wild horses that live in a nearby river area. I didn’t expect to find them, I only wanted to scout the area and see where I should return to when I thought they might be out. I thought today would be a “high human traffic” day, and that they wouldn’t be out. I should know they are smarter than humans.
The second area in which Desmond and I were searching, seemed empty until I turned around to go back to the car – and then heard hoofbeats! Soon they were visibile in their wild glory, high-spirited and free. They were already running, I did not spook them, and they flew down closer to the river.
We explored two more areas, and found more horses. This band of a stallion and four mares included this little bay filly:
Farther down, and amidst more human activity than I thought they would tolerate, we saw this family. The stallion and mare, giving me a wary eye, are in the background, the foal, just awakened from a nap, sat up and looked right at me:
I hope to go back again soon and get more photos of these beautiful, wild horses.