As you know from our various pictures, we often hike on the trails of Cataloochee Ranch, our neighbors. We have been asked by a number of commenters how The Herd behaves around the horses. They are immensely curious, but also very respectful.
Because these horses roam free on the 1000 acre ranch and dirt roads run through the ranch, they are very used to people, cars, and animals. Besides, these horses are trained to take tourists on rides throughout the ranch and into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, so they are very calm. Thus, normally, the horses are oblivious to our appearance on their trails.
For some reason, yesterday when we walked up the trail, they became intrigued by us.