Snow White, Great Divide Basin, Wyoming
One of my very favorite moments in the wild.
We all need someone to lean on.
This gorgeous snow white mare, very heavy in foal takes a nap on her handsome prince charming in the afternoons harsh wind and sun out on the Wyoming landscape.
She had been resting there sometime, and when a group of challenging bachelor stallions approached, he had his work cut out for him. This stallion single handedly drove away all five younger stallions in order to protect his family. His other mares were extremely upset and running circles around this mare in an effort to keep everyone together. She was extremely close to foaling, uncomfortable and could not defend herself.
After a serious battle was won, he literally returned to her side so she could continue resting her tired head upon him. Chivalry is not dead.