Along the Stream, A Western Scene




Horses, cows too, are an integral part of the western landscape.  So, it's pretty normal to run into them while one is out fishing.  Yesterday, I bumped into these two as they grazed on lush stream side grasses.  I've mentioned before that I'm not much of a horse person.  I do like to see them though.  Montana and horses go together like hot dogs and mustard (sorry, not ketchup).  So, when I crossed over to their side of the stream, they wandered over.  One intently nuzzled the pockets on my fishing vest.  I don't pack oats when I'm out fishing, so he had to settle for an ear scratch and a pat on the neck.

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  1. Seldom ever see horses while out fishing, but once, in the deep woods of Pennsy, I thought I'd chanced on a pair of horses at the stream, but then realized they were elk-- my first in the East. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Walt, much as I appreciate pastoral scenes, an elk sighting is always a treat. Now, back East, that would be really something, especially when considering that they once roamed freely throughout your neck of the woods. Thanks always for the comments.

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  3. Lester
    Fascinating you got that close and they would let you even touch them. I hope they remain a part of the West for years to come. thanks for sharing

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    1. Well Bill they were pretty tame. A horse will be your buddy if it thinks that you've got some oats. They'll be around as long as there are folks who like to ride them.

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