And…..Action!

Another Saturday, another beach trip for Motor Man and me.
Another Monday, another blog post featuring horses.

Saturday, we were treated to some action by the wild horses while we were in Carova. Perhaps the sunshine and fairly mild temps caused them to feel a bit frisky.

First, there was this handsome young guy, who was very interested in us. If he isn’t already named by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, I think an appropriate one would be Diamond Jim.

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After staring at us for a few minutes, he walked in front of our vehicle, plopped down and took a bath.

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But then, we saw some REAL action.  Allow me to share this clip of a stallion, apparently “calling” one of the mares in his harem.

 And I apologize in advance for the poor quality of this next video.  But it was so exciting (to me, anyway), I just had to share. His mare (or one of them) came running up to him, then another stallion happened along, and the two males had a bit of a “discussion”. (Note: that’s the mare getting the heck outta Dodge, and I can’t say as I blame her.)

I realize that, for those of you who are familiar with horses and are around them frequently, you see sights like this all the time. But it’s a rarity for us, and it was quite a show. Neither horse was harmed, thankfully, and they both ran off in separate directions. (Probably to meet again another day….)

Seeing these videos, it’s easy to understand why there’s an ordinance requiring that you stay at least 50 feet from the wild horses. We were stopped and safe within our vehicle while all this happened. I can’t imagine being in the path of these powerful stallions during one of their battles.

~These Days Of Mine~

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12 responses to “And…..Action!

  1. Wow, they’re so beautiful! Such an incredible video! Thanks for sharing, Dianna.

  2. I guess they’re truly “wild horses” even though they are around humans and vehicles, etc. Love to see them “being” horses though!! Great that you got to see them enjoying a picture perfect day.

    Pam

  3. I am surprised with all the cars around them they didn’t get out of Dodge anyway. And you are right, I wouldn’t want to be near them when they were fighting. Looked like a beautiful day at the beach!

  4. Awesome, can’t imagine being there in person and seeing this. Thank you for sharing this. Aren’t they simply beautiful!!

  5. I’d say you were at the right place at the right time to catch those videos of these majestic creatures. So obviously there’s a good reason for the ordinance to stay at least 50 feet away. Having been knocked down once by a ‘tame’ horse, I can vouch for the safety of staying back from the wild ones.

  6. In the right place(s) at the right time(s) !
    Seems like things get a little more action-packed every time y’all go down !

  7. How beautiful they are! Such a shame these kinds of sights are so rare.

    Angie http://www.thebookandi.com

  8. What a wonderful time you must have had as the horses were just being themselves.

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    The videos are great. Never know what you will see in Carova. I love it too.

  10. What an eye-opening post. My experience with horses is almost zero. This was amazing!

  11. Wonderful! Amazing animals – no wonder they are so loved. You definitely caught the action.

  12. Great videos, Dianna. I’m glad no horses were harmed!

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