Wild ~ Wild ~ Horses (#752)

My very first landing in North Dakota: Teddy Roosevelt national park.

It is all about the wild horses for me.  I am fascinated by them.

It is truly the only time when I get to see what they are like as a family unit.

Mamas protective of their young, foals staying close to moms, stallions evincing authority and control.

Their body language tells all: when the lead male wants the herd to move on, he snorts loudly, turns and walks away.  Everyone then follows him.

A mare with her foal will give a gentle nudge for direction.

I think they tolerate the human presence in the park, in such close proximity to them, only because of the smiles and the sense of joy and awe that they feel coming from us.

And when they have had enough admiration they leave, just saunter off into the vast rolling plains rich with vegetation and grasses.

Loving a free and wild life ~

Beautiful ~

Mama & Baby

About TinCanTraveler

Born under a wand'rin' star.... living in my Winnebago, traveling the country, explorer/adventurer, photographer, writer, chi master, massage therapist, retired teacher/counselor, work camper. Appreciation for the freedom to do it all. Enjoying life's ultimate lessons of trust, respect, and grace.
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2 Responses to Wild ~ Wild ~ Horses (#752)

  1. Sherrill Parry says:

    Oh my, so majestic and beautiful. Love the color of the first picture. They are living the good life God has made for them.

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