Have you ever wondered whether magic is real? We have and we've found something that comes pretty darn close. Just recently, a baby wild horse in Arizona was spotted and it's cuter than we could have imagined. With spring approaching, we're likely to see more foals being born into the world.

The Salt River in Tonto National Forest is a known habitat for these beautiful creatures and many people are able to spot them while tubing or kayaking down the river. 

On February 14, the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group shared a heartwarming picture and story to their Instagram page

During the night, a man found a "wet newborn foal on the side of frt McDowell and Magyoda." The baby was all alone, but after some time and with the dedication of volunteers, the foal was reunited with its mother and herd. 

They mentioned that it's "not uncommon for mares to run away right after the birthing process, if they are disturbed by something."

We are thrilled that the reunion was nothing short of sweet. It was the perfect ending to Valentine's Day. 

You can photograph and view these majestic beauties on many different trails or water excursions. 

If you're in the mood for adventure, tubing and kayaking on the river offer many opportunities for you to catch a glimpse of a herd.

Nothing beats a sunny day, floating on the water only to see a wild horse on the banks!

If you plan on taking a day trip with friends, we recommend following these guidelines for safe horse viewing. 

If you're lucky, you might also see other animals too. Some of them include bald eagles, scorpions, javelina, tarantulas, and more. 

To make this a day-long affair, you'll need to purchase a Tonto Daily Pass for $8. 

Whether you're a pro photographer or want to see some free-roaming horses, this is the place to be. Arizona is full of hidden gems, you just have to know where to look. 

Narcity has reached out to the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group for more information. 

In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye on their page for more baby photos. 

Tonto National Forest

Price: $8 for a daily pass

Address: Payson, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You and your friends can go wildlife viewing and spot some free-roaming horses.  

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We strongly advise that before you go visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security and animal rights. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and the animals.

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