Wild foals like to play too, and it’s one of my favorite things to watch. Once they get a little bit older, and feel more comfortable being away from mom, not too far mind you, the foals in a band like to run around and play with each other, especially those that are close in age.
These two fillies are besties, and so dang cute. I showed you photos of Little Miss Cutie in previous posts. The first time we saw her was in December and it’s crazy how fast she has grown. On one of my last days with the Salt River horses I watched these two running and having so much fun.
The Salt River horses are lucky, in that they have a beautiful river to call home. Ample water and a place to cool down on hot days, it’s a big part of their lives.
This little filly was only a couple of days old, I showed you photos of her in this post, when she made her first river trip. We just happened to be at the river one afternoon when we saw her little band near the rivers edge.
It’s that time of year when migratory birds show up in Arizona. When we were in Wickenburg last week we saw some, and now here at the river there are even more.
The Hassayampa river runs through the town of Wickenburg, and there is a preserve just outside of town. We didn’t see all the activity I had hoped for, but we did see Vermillion flycatchers which are new bird for me, and completely gorgeous.
I’m not sure where these guys winter, but apparently they aren’t here for very long. Talk about little jewels.