The same colt shown at three weeks and three years old.
Prompted by an energetic herd mate, a resting colt has a decision to make. Stay down, and be pestered, stepped on and mouthed, or get up and give the perpetrator a run for his money. The dark colt is fast but the light colt is big and strong. They are both the same age, by the way, only a few days apart. This may not be obvious because of the size difference.
Some foals had great fun during an unusual rainy day in June …
and some foals did not find any pleasure in the rain at all.
Mother’s Day is every day when you’re the mother of a rowdy colt. This old girl just wanted to lie down and rest in the shade on a humid day and her darling colt did this until she stood again.
Wintering yearlings in a dramatic landscape march past in a well ordered sequence.
Pouring rain energized these newly weaned colts and fillies on an autumn day. They alternated between brief periods of galloping in groups to nervous grazing on the fresh grass. The first week without their mothers is fraught with a million over-reactions which bloom into fitful romps.
Kids not running is just not going to happen.
Social grooming is an important part of a horse’s healthy herd life. It is a way to give comfort and show affection to other herd members. This type of dorsal, neck and wither grooming is said to reduce the heart rate of the recipients, among other benefits.
This behavior is known as reciprocal allogrooming. It occurs in many animal species.
These two colts spend a lot of time together. They have a special companionship.
Fresh spring grass proves to be more enticing than just about anything else they could be doing.
(of an animal or person) play and move about cheerfully, excitedly, or energetically
The infamous “whisker foal” at a couple of days old and about 18 months later. He has matured out of his mop of whiskers.
Two brothers hangin’ in the ‘hood.