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.

Comments

Anonymous said…
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!
Lester Kish said…
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Bill Trussell said…
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
Lester Kish said…
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.
Lester Kish said…
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.
Lester Kish said…
same comment as above
penbayman said…
Love this photo Les..awesome!