Minus the moments of exasperation with older foals, the mares that have a foal, year after year, (bless their hearts), are able to remain steadfast and committed to the bond with their baby even as their dependence on their mother decreases with age. These two still maintain a strong allegiance though the colt is self sufficient now.

wild horse photography of a mare and colt approaching
An intrepid entrance by a dominant mare and her colt.

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