The young buckskin stallion, and the young pinto stallion; are not much older than mere colts. The two are actually half-brothers as their father is the lead stallion of the heard. They are a mere week apart and grew up together as best friends, well most of the time. A fire this last month has left the herd without its lead stallion. In the chaos of the fire he went back to help one of his mares and small foal, a filly with wounded legs. The filly had been wounded when she got to close to a pair of young adults who were play fighting when one of the boys fell on her, crumpling her tiny body against the rocky soil. Her legs were scraped, her hind leg fractured, she has gotten along well just hobbling about as she healed but there was no way she could run from the blaze. The herd got away from the fire, but they have not seen their leader, nor the mare and foal, since the fire; their whereabouts are unknown. The herd for now has been lead by a temporary matriarch, the leaders mother, but soon a new lead stallion should be appointed. Being the stallion’s first-born sons the buckskin and the pinto tired to lead the herd together. But perhaps there are reasons as to of why only one stallion can be leader of herd. Here we can see why, as the bonds of friendship and brother hood are greatly strained by the task of leading such a large herd, and perhaps some greed and jealously are at play here as well.