Wild Horses at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park, I rounded a twisty and found the road blocked by several of the wild horses that freely roam here. I didn't mind the wait. I'd seen wild horses, but never this close! 

They are truly awesome animals with an independent spirit that sets them apart from domestic horses. 

As I took these pics the grey horse with the black tail snorted, stomped his foot, and glared at me. 

I understood that I was the intruder here and kept a respectful distance. 

Finally, they moved off the road and I slowly cruised by, thankful for this rare opportunity.