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  1. #1
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    Default Mare nursing fawn

    aka "Mom horse feeding baby deer."

    http://desiroushorse.blogspot.com/20...baby-deer.html
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    Awww! Wonder if the Mom lost her baby, or the baby lost it's Mom.



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    Cute pic but I noticed that momma horse has her front feet hobbled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRS View Post
    Cute pic but I noticed that momma horse has her front feet hobbled.
    I couldn't see past the scary fence.

    I wanted to go "Awwww..." I really did.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
    I couldn't see past the scary fence.

    I wanted to go "Awwww..." I really did.
    Pretty sure that's just a gate.



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    Quote Originally Posted by QacarXan View Post
    Pretty sure that's just a gate.
    Either way - sticks and barbed wire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowflake View Post
    Either way - sticks and barbed wire.
    You just described almost every pasture I drive by in the Intermountain West

    Anyhoo, OP, thanks for sharing the pic. I thought it was pretty darn cute.



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    I wonder where it was taken? That looks like a Red Deer fawn rather than Whitetail.
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    I think the fawn looks photoshopped in.



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    LOL, this thread has me giggling

    I agree the fawn looks photoshopped in - and FWIW, it looks like a European setting.
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    Characteristics of the horse, fawn & fence lead me to think this may be a scene from Eastern Europe. Horse has a leather collar.

    A lot of them are turned loose to graze on the verge of the dirt roads/wander the village during the day with a hobbles. There is a long strap from one leg to collar. They can eat, can lift up head with leg, can get around, but can't run. I think her hobble has been disconnected, but left on. Notice it is only on one leg.

    Yes, any American horse I know would kill themselves in 2 minutes, & if I saw someone do this here I would probably think they were idiots. But they seem to do okay.

    I think of this every time I see someone mowing along the roads here. hey, that's free grazing space.



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