Amber slowly wades in the ~three and a half feet or so of water. There's a few smaller foals there. Perhaps the most notable set of foals is one, two, three, four zebra foals with a zebra mare. While two of the foals are older males who stay in the vicinity of their mother (or caretaker; who knows), two zebra fillies prance around the pool, prompting the mother to yell "Don't run along the edge now. It's slippery. You'll fall right in. You'll fall right in and I'm not coming to get you. Mhmmm." This is far from the first time Amber's seen zebras, and it's not even the closest she's been to one in the past three days. But it is perhaps the first time she's had the time to appreciate the subtle details of zebras, and how they differ from ponies, like the fleshy leonine tails, or the barrels that extend just a little further down and are a bit straighter near the spine. Or the slightly narrower, longer black muzzles. Or the almost repetitive combinations of grey, black, and white coats, differing from one another mostly in the pattern of the stripes. One of the older zebra colts wades into the water in the shallower section.
Two other "family" units can be seen. One is of an older mare - much older, coming along with two earth pony colts. One eats a red snow cone, while the other moves around to dive into the shallow pool. No water splashes onto Amber, but she's not far away from the scene either. Elsewhere, a mare lays on a chair, and a foal goes up next to her, evidently her own. Several more, perhaps three, foals roam free range in the pool area. One runs around the pool looking into the water at a second, while a third simply floats freely.
Adolescents are greater in number. A small herd of young mares, four in total, congregate by the edge of the shallow pool, with one stallion attempting to insert himself (unsuccessfully) into this group. One stallion and mare, it sort of looks like a couple, prepare to dive into the bigger pool. Inside the bigger pool, two adolescent stallions take laps, as does a third younger colt, though the colt surely proves himself to be an adept swimmer.
There are three adult stallions outside of the bigger pool. One exceptionally fat one with goggles and a swimsuit prepares to dive in, one red stallion with black mane gets out of the pool, and a third cloud grey pegasus jumps off the diving board, uses his wings to fly up a few more feet, does a flip, and then dives into the water, continuing to swim along one of the lanes. Another adult mare takes a sip of a drink, and watches the scene.
Mustard Trim has moved a little further along in the pool. His body below his neck is now fully submerged, and his dark brown tail floats and spread outwards in the water, as do a few of his short, mustard colored coat hairs. He swims in the water with all four legs, and makes a circular pattern around Amber, with himself to the right of Amber perhaps five or six feet away, and on the side opposite from the zebra family. His head and eyes are turned towards Amber, whom he wordlessly gazes at.>>152391
"Yeah, I think so" Mala seems to form a smile, and his tail begins to move from side to side.