When I visited Looking Glass and his family last month in Lost Creek, Wyoming the first thing I noticed was how tense Looking Glass was. He is normally a very relaxed stallion, easy to approach and spend time with. He kept looking north. I realized quickly that I was not the cause of his tension.
The reason for Looking Glass’ tension soon became clear. A beautiful young black bachelor stallion was trying to come down toward the family, no doubt to see if he could steal a mare.
He did not have any interest in getting close to me. But I could tell the mares were quite a temptation for him.
As he got closer, Looking Glass had had enough. He chased him away.
The mares did not seem concerned about the interloper. Who then was joined by another, younger bachelor stallion. But Looking Glass just had to look toward them and they moved down the hill out of sight.
I was not concerned. Looking Glass is a tough stallion and he will keep his family safe.
To read more Horse Tales and Carol’s Wild Hoofbeats Blog, you can sign up here:
To see these images and others, you can visit Carol’s website: http://www.LivingImagesCarolWalker.com