Imzadi #12836

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The Story

This picture shows some horse nuzzling as the white Arabian stallion is romancing the beautiful Appaloosa mare “Belle”. This was one of the few times they had met and were separated by a high wooden fence. Horses exchange and smell each other’s breath as a way to get to know one another as they are here, in close.

Horses will do this nuzzling for a few moments and sometimes break apart suddenly with some squealing and head flinging as they did here several times. That’s always expected, but these two came back together right away to continue the horse nuzzling. It’s the horse version of cat and mouse teasing and testing the waters.

The owner of the Appaloosa mare saw this image later and warned me not to let that stallion around her mare… or I’d be getting a brand new spotted horse baby if anything happened between the two! These two horses can also be seen elsewhere in my work.

The title Imzadi comes not from any terrestrial language, but from the Star Trek television series where it is the Betazoid word for love. You know, it seems like the whole idea of romance might be a universal concept after all.

Location: Willow Hill, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Picture and story © Andrew Dierks

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