E licking the red dirt as Chico is aware of Miracle’s approach from behind him.
Miracle walks on past Chico.
E, Chico and Miracle.
Skye, Santa Fe, Sloan, Stetson and Pluma.
Montana was off visiting other stallions.
Standing on each side of Santa Fe are her two prior fillies, Skye and Sloan.
Miracle walks by again,
and stops to look at Chico before she continues on her way.
Santa Fe will foal any time.
Then, yearling Stetson walks up…
he gets close to Chico.
Miracle, E, Chico, Stetson and Pluma.
Sloan, Skye and Santa Fe in the background.
Pluma has been foaling in the summer.
E thinks Stetson is too close,
and begins to walk away….
E will actually be three calendar years old in July.
E was orphaned at four months old.
Mama B died of old age, 25 plus years on the range. She hadn’t been pregnant for a few years. Foaling and nursing E took everything she had.
E was born in Promise’s band. She must have stayed behind with Mama B as after her death, E lived with Pluma and Montana.
E, Stetson, Chico and Miracle.
Chico is almost two weeks old, healthy and strong. E, first time dam and three years old has remained in good condition.
In this lengthy post, two other horses in Pluma and Montana’s band are interacting with Chico. E’s okay with one of them, not so much the other.