Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pastoral Scene

I came across this scene in a field just beyond our home. I stopped to watch if the foal would be allowed to suckle and of course, had my camera ready.
You can see by the foal's tail in the photo above, that he's managed to connect to the milk bar!
He was just beginning to enjoy his treat, when suddenly momma noticed me at the fence.
Notice her stance showing that she was starting to move to the side.
Just like a mother, she took up a protective stance, placing her young on the offside and guiding him away from "danger"
And there they go into the distance...

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  1. Hi Jo, That is such a sweet scene seeing Mama and baby. And you are right about a Mama's instinct --to protect her little ones. Thanks for a great post.

  2. What a tender moment to catch.

  3. Such wonderful pictures. It's always a pleasure to visit your posts.
    Sunny :)

  4. Great series of shots. Looks like an endless horizon.

  5. Thanks everyone for commenting on my post today, I'm off to visit your blogs -

  6. Great shots Jo of truly special moments.
    Smiles and blessings

  7. Very sweet captures of mare and foal. The mare is a great mama, as most mares are.


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