Mountain Update: Prince

I have not had Christmas for a while.   In fact the last time I had that Christmas feeling was when I was on the mountain with my good friend Linda.  In June.  If you are wondering what I am talking about you can read my post about my Christmas feeling by clicking CHRISTMAS.

Well, I just got back that Christmas feeling today when I read an email from Cass of the NPS.  She told me that she had seen Prince dogging Galaxy and his band (formally Prince’s Band), just a few days ago!

Prince, October, 2010

I have not seen Prince since June.  I heard the end of July that he was hanging around the bait trap for a few free meals, but I did not see him.  Apparently those extra calories have paid off.  He is now dogging his former band.

Prince, June, 2012

I am happy about this, but also very cautious with my happiness.  I know of another stallion that recovered from his injuries and started to dog his former band.  Lakota.  The outcome of that was not good, and I hope that Prince stays injury free.

Prince was born in 1993, which would make him 19.  Old by some standards, but there have been some stallions in the Pryors who have reclaimed their bands.  Chino is one of them.  Perhaps Prince will be another.  However, I do love Galaxy, and he has been an amazing band stallion with his new band.  My feelings are torn.  Maybe, just maybe Prince can reclaim one of his mares and everyone can be happy.

Prince, June, 2012.

Argh!  I sooo want to be able to see this all for myself, but with two new Pryor horses and a new sick rescue puppy, needing my love and attention, it will not happen soon.  The weather of course does make this endeavor more challenging as well.  I will have to be patient and rely on my friends to fill me in on the mountain for a while.  I so appreciate my friends.

I also learned that they saw many bands, Cloud’s being one of them.  Damsel was not with them.  I will not give up hope on her.  I hope that we will all be surprised to find her with a handsome former bachelor, perhaps with a new foal.  That is my hope, and I will not let myself think otherwise right now.

No one has seen Merlin.  I still have hope for him as well.

For now, I will keep this Christmas feeling and hope for the best.


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13 thoughts on “Mountain Update: Prince

  • Thank you Sandy for the update.
    Wish Prince is doing fine and all of the horses too.
    Hope Merlin is healing and Damsel will show up soon.
    Thanks again.

  • Sandy, I’m so worried about Dancer(Damsel). What if something bad has happened to her? Lets just pray for her and her foal that is if she was carrying one

  • I refuse to think negative of Dancer as well. There are so many strong bachelor stallions out there right now that its very likely one of them picked her up when she left the band to foal. I know after losing Gold Rush that Garay has been looking for any moment of opportunity to get another mare. Or she may be with a different bachelor. But whoever shes with I hope that if she still has her foal he’ll help her take care of that baby through the winter. Im also very happy to see Prince doing so much better! And I hope he stays injury free too.

  • Thank you so much for this wonderful update=) Every horse up there is special, and Prince has been there “forever”;) Great to hear he is doing good now!! Hopefully he’ll calm down as winter sets in and realize that life as an old bachelor can be good as well.. just ask Two Boots=D

    Hope all is going well with you and your new babies, both horses and dog;)

    • You are welcome Anne! I agree, every horse up there and down in the Dryhead are all special. Kiowa and Kootenai are doing great. The new puppy is getting over his rough start in life and his illness and his bouncing back and being a silly puppy!

      • Awwww! It’s so great to see them getting their spirit back like that=D My little kitty (7-ish kg now and large as a bear) was a stray cat that I took in. He spent the first 3 days just sleeping.. he never even looked around in the apartment. Just went between his bed and the food. Now he’s famous among my friends for having waaay to much personality and spunk for his own good;)

  • Thank you Sandy for this post. It is so good to hear that Prince is ok. Let’s hope that he gets himself another harem together.
    I still have hope for Damsel…and Merlin too.
    I will end up seeing him soon…I just feel it.
    I am also sure that little Mato is ok, but would like to see him too.
    On one of these trips to the Dry Head I will find them!!!
    Thanks again for the update!!!

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