I visited a group of a dozen or so Belgian mares and their yearlings one afternoon, and the young ones being highly curious followed me everywhere and wanted to put their noses and hot breath all over me and the camera. They were very friendly and liked people, and I was quite the item of horsey interest!
Being a draft horse breed, a Belgian yearling is about the same size as a regular horse. At the same time, the much larger and very much in charge alpha mare didn't really like me being there and although not outwardly aggressive, she was always trying to get between me and the young ones to sidle me off and away.
Well, that was too much close-in jostling horse traffic even with a docile cold blooded horse breed, especially when the adults have hooves the size of dinner plates and can weight upward of 2000 pounds and more. I ducked into the nearby barn side door to get away from them, and my yearling audience followed right over, looked in after me for a moment just as this image was made, and then came right on in! I slipped out another side door behind me, ducked under the hot pasture fence wire, and back to the truck.
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