I got up early the morning of the 3oth. I wanted to head up the Dryhead again before I was to meet Lori at Britton Springs to see the horses removed.
I saw the 4 greeters to the right as I entered the range. I said hello, but I did not stop, I wanted to see who else might be out this cool morning. I was really hoping to see Kerry and her foal and Kaelia and her new foal. I had heard that Kerry was back with Durango.
I came slowly around a bend in the road and saw Durango with the two little ones, Morgana, who was the first foal born in April and Kerry’s foal, who was born in June. I never get used to seeing the horses on a paved road. I always seem to catch my breath, wishing they were not in the middle of the road walking. But, I was happy to see them. Durango was staying behind the little ones and taking really good care of them. It was really touching to see.
I watched them for a while until they decided to move on and head up a small hill.
I slowly continued up the road. I had not gone far when I saw a bunch of Dryhead boys watching Durango and his band. Umm, I thought, this might get interesting.
Durango stood watching them for a minute and then decided to head over and say hello. Pretty smart move I thought. Go to them and not let them come any closer to your band.
Once he reached the bachelors, there was a lot of discussion. It was fun to watch.
After a few minutes Durango headed back to his band. I needed to leave too. I did see Merlin and his band off in the distance a bit (you can see them in the background of some of these photos). I did not have time to get any closer.
I met Lori at the Britton Springs pens where the horses that were removed were being held. We walked around and I took a few photos of them. I felt some of the recognized me, because a couple of them walked over by me.
I thought the hay looked like very high quality hay and the horses seemed to be enjoying it.
Joviana still has a way to go before she is healthy. But she is producing some milk again.
I felt the horses looked very well cared for. It was tough seeing them there, but everyone seem okay.
Lori and I left and started to heading up the mountain.