The two wild horses you see here are not a mother and foal, but two brothers who’s mother died last week. The big brother has compassionately taken over the care of his little brother and you can see that he is even feeding him eelgrass. You can always find them right next to each other. What an amazing display of deep caring in wild horse behavior.
The older brother Rookie is only 2.5 years old and the younger brother West Wind is only 8 months old. That is old enough to survive, but not old enough to be alone in the dangerous world of the wild. The older brother could leave him but he won’t. Is this survival of the fittest? Or survival of the lovingest. We are so proud of Rookie!