We still had some light left in the day, so once we loaded the ATV back up in the truck we decided to take a trip up the Dryhead. This time of year seems to be really hard to spot horses in the Dryhead. I can count the many times I have gone up there in February and March and only see a few horses. I do believe they will be showing up down there again soon, but right now, it is very hard to see them. I saw a few today, way up on Sykes from my view on Burnt Timber.
Of course, it seems the ever faithful Greeters are always in the same area. I wondered if they ever moved much. They all looked really good, so they must be getting plenty of forage in the areas that they visit.
Today they were right by the road and I was finally able to get a good photo of Jesse James. It always seemed that he would move off and never really wanted to look at me. But today, he seemed confident and at ease with our presents. I thought perhaps it was his age now. He will be 4 this year.
Hightail was in the brush and too busy eating to even turn our way.
Seneca and Hickok had moved on the other side of the trees, so we were able to get a few photos of them.
We stayed for a few minutes and then slowy drove the length of the Dryhead paved road without seeing another horse.
When we returned to the entrance of the range, the Greeters were still there. I said goodbye and we left the range.
We decided to stop by the Center and see how Kiabab and Liesl were doing. Liesl immediately came up to the fence and stuck her head through for me to pet her. She took her sweet little nose and rubbed it in my hand. I really think she remembered me. She loved the attention. Kiabab was a bit more reserved and came up, but not close. I should have changed lens, but did not and was just able to get a couple good photos. They both look great.
They were both interested in watching the horses across the road. There were people riding them and a new foal too. So after a few minutes we said goodbye.
I also will add that I drove by Jalisco and Jumping Badger everyday. They both look great. They are out in a big pasture now with a few other horses. It was good to be able to see them both, especially Jalisco.
I will be back again next month. By then I am hoping to see some of the first foals on the range!