When Red is near Rocky, he always takes up position in front of the pony's head, in front of his eyes. If you were prone to believing such things, you might think that he was acting as Rocky's eyes. Rocky is very calm, very easy around Red, always reaching out to sniff him, to see where he is.
This morning, I stopped to check on Rocky and give him fresh water, and he was in his new stall, which he loves, out of the sun and away from the flies. Red took up position in front of the stall door. Rocky decided to come out and he could easily have just walked into Red, stepped on him or over him. But he didn't. He reached down, located him with his nose, and in the photo below, carefully stepped around him. Red does not move when he is around Rocky, and I almost get the sense he makes it easy for the pony to locate him, and Rocky is at ease with things he can locate.
This was a touching thing to see, another thing to learn in the way animals are sensitive to one another, communicate with each other. I have decided that this is lovely story day on Bedlam Farm. The first was Red and the old sheep. More to come.