My favorite thing about this place is the horses. I always love seeing the "wild" horses at Bluewater Lake State Park. The last two years I missed them, but this year I really got my fill. This post is all about the horses.
They come and go, hang out down by the lake, grazing and drinking the water. There were a dozen or more, with quite a few babies. I saw them bathing, mating and nursing, they just live their lives right there in the park while they are visiting.
These pictures were all taken while Katie and I were parked by the lake. We sure got there at the right time. It was like watching a movie.
Look at those TEETH! Was he smiling at us?
There was a large male and a younger horse who took baths, maybe I should say mud baths, because they were pretty muddy! They looked sleek and shiny afterward, though, and they sure had fun.
GETTING THE GIRL
After his bath, the larger horse took off running across the field to a group of three horses who were grazing together.
He walked around a little looking at them, then started doing the "cutting horse" thing. He herded them together,
moved them into a row,
then stood beside the horse he wanted.
He then moved her away from the others and turned her in the opposite direction.
He kept his eye on them, warning them off.
Then he stood next to her, nuzzling - isn't he shiny after his bath?
After a while, he chased the other two away, and he and his lady grazed and nuzzled until we drove away.
And that, folks, is how it's done! 💕
AND A FEW BIRDS
One morning I saw a Great Blue Heron flying across the canyon near by campsite. This was a lucky shot.
And, of course, there were hummingbirds, too.
This guy is a Rufous, I don't see many of these:
They are tiny little things, and really pretty.
That's it for this post - lots of pictures, but I do reduce them before they go into a post.
From me and Katie, have a great Monday, everyone! ❤❤❤