In yesterday’s posting I introduced you to a pretty young filly and her mom, both residing in a field that’s part of a horse farm on the outskirts of Daglan. Now let’s meet their neighbours and apparent best friends, another mare and her foal, which turned out to be a colt (to be clear, that’s a young male horse).
They were a bit less adventuresome than the mare-and-filly combination, but eventually they walked over to the fence where my wife Jan and I were standing. Here they come:
Jan managed to really catch the mare’s interest by holding out a handful of grass that she’d plucked up, and the mare was quite happy to munch away on it. Here she is, with her foal tucked in behind her:
Finally the foal decided to come out into the open, giving us a view that confirmed it was a he, and not a she (the evidence is not easy to see in this photo, but take my word for it):
And then the little colt decided to get downright frisky, shaking its head and flicking its tail as if to say: “That’s enough, folks, now get back in your car.”
And that’s exactly what we did. The day was sunny and bright, a welcome relief from our rainy spring, so there were lots of other sights to see and enjoy– and off we went.