Young horses are a lot like human children. They need to know that safety in the form of Momma is close at hand. They'll venture off for a while but always keep Momma in view for security.
Watch a human baby and a horse baby. They both will keep a watch on Mom (or Dad) for safety (and confirmation) as they venture further and further away. They'll test themselves and learn about their environment and all its scary stuff. A wise parent will allow the baby to experience an occasional booger and even boo-boos. It's the best way for lessons to be learned.
An ignorant parent never allows a child to fail or get hurt and thereby learn that they CAN survive and save themselves. Kinda like Uncle Sam, huh? Or Big Brother?
Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive.
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)