This is a first for all of us! I have never seen the Roosevelt Elk here in our pasture during the daylight, only at night and are quite skittish. Then, add the element of my palomino, Pearl and my mule, Della just several yards away and it would seem that someone would scatter or bolt.
These are all females, so maybe that's why no one seemed to have to show their egos. (Sorry, fellas, but that DOES happen, if you're going to be honest).
Loved this whole thing and I got a video, too (but from inside my home).
Actually went out and rounded up my "girls" and the elk never batted an eyelash in concern.