Horses Being Horses
An older mare living her best life.
A glimpse at some of our neighbors for the American Thanksgiving holiday. They do, however, seem to compete for similar forage. No matter, the birds mostly go where […]
It seems we are both a little behind. Myself behind in sharing new posts, and this mare behind her striding colt. Born in August, late for That Herd, […]
Without the noise and control of a domestic lifestyle, horses manage to get along just fine. This first-time mother had an early fall foal. Born practically on the […]
Even though the colt is a few months old and capable of being quite independent, this good mare still keeps a close eye on him. The colt is […]
They look alike and share the same birthday. I often see these two browsing, grooming, and roughing each other up. I could not resist an image of their […]
It has been amusing to observe the quiet guardianship role a yearling colt has assigned himself to a late newcomer to That Herd. Fortunately, the mother tolerates his […]
Well, look who’s fancy today! He has craters, lumps, scars, a survivor story to tell, and a heart as big as the whole-wide-world. He can’t help it; he […]
Carpe Diem – an exclamation used to urge someone to make the most of the present time and give little thought to the future. Roman poet Horace used […]
“No, we don’t need more sleep. It’s our souls that are tired, not our bodies. We need nature. We need magic. We need adventure. We need freedom. We […]
Hello horse lovers! From a colt’s perspective, I have a good life which is as close as nature intended for horses. I was born under a spreading oak […]
In a more polished moment she looks rather delicate, nonetheless, she can be a real wack job. Not only does she take after her independent mother but she […]
In an open meadow, with no place to hide, one does the best one can.
Are they wild? No, but they live as if they were wild. That Herd horses are free range horses. They are privately owned and lightly managed. The horses […]
It is common for the foals, from their first day, to traverse all of the rolling countryside where That Herd roams, even steep ascents and descents. This duo […]
After a morning of labor and birth, this mother needs to lie down and pass the placenta. Freed from her internal burden of several months and the […]
I cannot seem to put into words how beautiful these little moments are. His journey has begun.
He has arrived safe and sound, but whoa, was he ever pooped from his journey. A bit of a slow start, but he is doing fine.
Like a lucky omen, this filly has lifted our spirits and excitement for what is to come. True to That Herd form, she has already crammed a lot […]
Every mother, no matter what species, no matter maiden or veteran, has the burden and gift of either extreme fierceness in the face of dreadful odds or crushing […]