At the Salt Lick

We always enjoy watching our horses and seeing their natural behaviors and herd instincts. The other morning the horses hung around the back of the barn after I had turned them out. So I watched them take turns at the salt lick. Foxie is the alpha mare, so she always goes first; then Misty, then April. Poor April didn’t get a turn this time (she’s at the bottom of the herd)…but she has her own salt block in her stall. πŸ™‚

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Foxie moves in for her turn at the salt lick.

 

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Because she’s the alpha horse, she takes her time…and the others wait patiently for her to be finished.

 

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Finally…Foxie moves away and it’s Misty’s turn. April waits in the wings…staying close. Sunny keeps an eye on the horses too.

 

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Foxie comes back and parks her head in Misty’s neck while April continues to wait.

 

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Foxie and Misty wander into the pasture…and April decides to follow them, forgoing the salt lick. She doesn’t want to lose sight of her friends.

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