I had not seen Hightail and Seneca since before Admiral and Kapitan (Climbs High) died. (click here to read about their deaths) I have been up the Dryhead 4 times since then. Once was only 2 days after Admiral and Kapitan died.
These horses were some of the first horses I saw when I traveled up the Dryhead for the first time. So I was really happy to finally see them again on the morning of April 16th. I had heard and seen photos of the additions to this band, but I had never seen Jesse James ( Admiral and Seneca’s 2009 son) and Hickok (Starbucks and Guinevere’s 2007 son).
It was early, around 7:30 am, when we saw this band, just as we passed unto the range. We stopped to take some photos. Seneca, Hightail and Jesse James were in the high sage and willow trees by the creek, so it was hard to get any good photos of them. Hickok was up the hill a little ways from them. The light was also very flat because of the thick cloud cover. Jesse James and Seneca watched us closely. We stayed for a few minutes and then drove up the road.
On our way back out of the range we saw them again. Jesse James and Hightail were lying down with Hickok and Seneca close by.
Then Hickok came over and decided he wanted Hightail’s spot to roll in, so he got her up and took her place.
We stayed there for a while watching these four. It was good to see them.