Wild Horses of Missouri Field Diary 05/06/2022 - Broadfoot Herd at Sunset

May 11, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com It was a beautiful evening at Broadfoot today.  The weather is spectacular, and I know to enjoy it before the summer heat kicks into full gear. 

The bugs were already pretty bothersome, and I have noticed over the years that the bugs at Broadfoot seem to be worse than any of the other locations. 

I can only guess that it may be related to the main field being close to the river, but I am unsure.  I know in the summertime, a bug face mask is required, or they will drive you nuts!

The lead stallion (photo above) was curious and reserved today.  Over the last few weeks, he has been hot on the trail with the mares, but that seems to be slowing down based on what I observed today.  

05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com05/06/2022 Broadfoot Band - Missouri Wild Horses - Tim Layton www.timlaytonwildhorses.com I have never seen a lead stallion be so social and curious before. 

I had left my tripod about halfway down the field, which is a very long walk if you have ever been to Broadfoot. He was so curious about the tripod that he paired off the main herd and trotted down to check it out.  The photo to the left is him trotting by me on his trip to check out my tripod. 

He slowly approached the tripod, sniffed it, and then decided it needed to be tasted.  After checking it out for an intense 30 seconds, he decided he was done and returned to the herd and started grazing before sunset.

All four foals and the herd of 13 were all present and accounted for right before sunset.  Others have reported that 2 of the foals were not present earlier this week.  They looked healthy, and all of them were playful and stuck very close to mom. 

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The horses worked over to the water hole next to the loop road near sunset.  The foals all walked over and got a drink, along with most other horses.  If you are at Broadfoot near the end of the day, park away from the water that frequently stands in a shallow pool next to the loop road because the horses probably won't come over and get a drink.  It is located close to the first left turn.

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