There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
– Thomas Aquinas
Horses are capable of forming such strong bonds with each other (and sometimes humans..) It never stops to amaze me.
The horses in today’s post are mustangs, at Wynema Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary. Some of them have been adopted since I took these photos.
It’s interesting to see many horses together, wether it’s in the wild, or on a big pasture. They usually form small family groups, that grazes together, and help watch each others back (literally.) Within the group, members usually pair up, two and two. The two horses in the pair, are often in the same age, and it is common that they are of the same color (or similar color.) These close friends can often be seen within “touching distance” from each other, grazing together, playing tag, or grooming each other with their teeth.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
These mustangs came from the Virginia Range, outside Reno (NV,) just like my boy Rebel. they were not caught on BLM land, and therefor they are not branded on their neck (like most mustangs in captivity.) They were caught by Nevada Department of Agriculture, and they branded them with their “N” (as you can see in several of the photos.)
My daughter loves My Little Ponies. If you have a young girl in your life, you might know that they all have different cutie marks (hearts, butterflies, cherries etc.) These cutie marks happen to be located in the exact same spot as these mustangs “N’s”. The other day my daughter pointed out, with a very serious face, that Rebel also had a cutie mark..
Enjoy the rest of your day!