Sisters Stick Together
These two sisters, seen here sharing a meal of eel grass, have literally stuck together this close, ever since their mother was hit by a vehicle and died. They are the offspring (1 and 2 year old fillies) of Sarah, who was one of the 5 horses hit by a vehicle months ago, which “spurred” the changes and safety improvements on Bush Hwy.
After Sarah was hit, both of her daughters left their birth band in search of their mother. We were worried about them as we did not see them for a while. But they stuck together and were picked up by another band with two strong stallions. They are doing great and can be seen this close to each other, most all of the time. A wonderful example of the real and lasting bonds wild horses form and how important those bonds can be to their survival.
Pictures by SRWHMG Simone Netherlands.