Mountain Top, Day Two. June 16, 2013. Morning.

So much is happening on the mountain, that I decided I will need to break this day down in morning/afternoon posts.  It would just be too long to do as one.  I hope you don’t mind.

Baja and Teton, June 16, 2013
Baja and Teton, June 16, 2013

Amber and I had decided to sleep in the truck for some extra warmth.  I really like sleeping in the truck.  It is easy to sit up and see what is going on around you.  The rest of the summer would be too warm and  we would be sleeping in a tent.

This day I was awoke by the sound of a horse (or two) right outside my truck.  It was just starting to get light.  I continued to hear noise, and it sounded really close.  I sat up fast and looked out.  Looking face to face with Fiesta.  He was peering into the truck window right at me.  I scared the horse poo out of him, (sorry Fiesta) because of my fast rising motion.  He leaped back as Juniper and Horizon stood laughing at him!  That is how it seemed to me.   I was sure they had offered him 5 dollars to touch the truck and he was just about to win the bet and then I ruined it for him and sat up.

I looked at my watch, it was 4:30 am.  I tried to go back to sleep, but the excitement of the day and the knowledge that there were horses right outside, made me give up on sleep and crawl quietly out of my sleeping bag and open the door to a new day.  It was now 5:15.  Fiesta and gang had moved on and taking their place on the other side of the road was Custer and his beautiful family.

Custer and Nodin, June 16, 2013
Custer and Nodin, June 16, 2013
Fiasco and Custer
Fiasco and Custer
Custer and Winnemucca
Custer and Winnemucca
Nodin, Winnemucca and Fiasco in the early light of June 16, 2013.
Nodin, Winnemucca and Fiasco in the early light of June 16, 2013.

I stood watching them as they walked slowly away, then turned my focus on the camp stove that was waiting to be lit.  I was looking forward to a hot cup of coffee in my hand as I watched the Wild Horse world wake up before me.

Several minutes later, I had my wish.  I had my coffee and I had spotted more horses just a short walk from camp.  I enjoyed a couple sips, then grabbed my camera and walked towards the horses.

I already knew who they were: Cloud’s band and Teton’s band.  With more further down the hill that I was unable to make out.  Cloud’s band is even easier to find now.  Little Nimbus (Encore), stands out like a little beacon of white light.  Even on a snow field she is easy to spot.

First look at Nimbus (Encore), June 16, 2013.  Can you see her past the carpet of wildflowers?
First look at Nimbus (Encore), June 16, 2013. Can you see her past the carpet of wildflowers?

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Nimbus
Nimbus

Nimbus was born just a few days after my last trip.  This was my first time to see her.  She was cute, but then again, what foal isn’t?  I love them all.

I could also see Galaxy’s band and Blue Moon’s band just a bit further away.  I had not seen Halcyon’s new foal either and I was looking forward to a closer look.

Blue Moon and Galaxy with both their bands.  June 16, 2013
Blue Moon and Galaxy with both their bands. June 16, 2013

That would have to wait.  I looked back and saw Amber moving about.  Teton’s band had moved away and down the hill out of view.  I would have to wait to get some photos of them.

I stayed with Cloud’s band for a few more minutes and then walked back to camp for more coffee.  I would be here for a few days, no need to rush.

Nimbus and Feldspar
Nimbus and Feldspar
Feldspar, Nimbus and Aztec
Feldspar, Nimbus and Aztec
Mica and Cloud
Mica and Cloud
Feldspar, Nimbus, Inocentes and Aztec
Feldspar, Nimbus, Inocentes and Aztec

Shortly after my return to the camp, I noticed more horses just down the road.   It was Hernando and Jupiter.

My coffee would have to wait yet again.  I grabbed my camera and took a short walk.  I stood and watched these two boys for a while.  Amazed at how they had both matured and filled out this past year.  I would not be surprised in the least to see Hernando with a mare before long, maybe even Jupiter.

Hernando, June 16, 2013
Hernando, June 16, 2013
Hernando
Hernando
Jupiter and Hernando
Jupiter and Hernando
Jupiter, sucking in the scent of a mare in heat.
Jupiter, sucking in the scent of a mare in heat.
Hernando and Jupiter
Hernando and Jupiter
Hernando and Jupiter
Hernando and Jupiter
Hernando
Hernando
Hernando and Jupiter, June 16, 2013
Hernando and Jupiter, June 16, 2013

Just a short distance from them were a sleepy threesome.  Horizon, Juniper and Fiesta.  They must have been tired from all their movement and pranks on the humans during the night.  Just beyond them was Bolder and his band.

Horizon, Juniper and Fiesta.
Horizon, Juniper and Fiesta.
Horizon and Fiesta
Horizon and Fiesta

I looked back towards Penns Cabin and the  field was full of horses.  It seemed they were sprouting up like the wildflowers surrounding them.

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Both Amber and I sat watching the horses while we drank the fresh coffee and ate our breakfast.  Was there anything better than this.  Not much, if anything I thought.  One of Don’s (BLM volunteer) favorite sayings is when he is on the mountain is: “I wonder what all the poor people are doing right now?”  That saying crossed my mind as I sat holding my warm cup.  We had the mountain to ourselves, with fields of wild horses grazing and napping around us.  Life was good.

Bolder and his band.
Bolder and his band.
Morning Star and his band were truly a Morning Star that morning!
Morning Star and his band were truly a Morning Star that morning!

Gringo’s band was close too.  I still did not see conflict between Gringo and Tecumseh.  I found myself holding my breath each time I saw this band.  I had witnessed some pretty violent fights between these two last summer.  Was something different?  I wasn’t sure yet, but I was beginning to think that perhaps they HAD reached an agreement.  Maybe Tecumseh was acting like a Satellite Stallion now and the wounds I saw on him were from fighting off other stallions, not from Gringo.

Gringo and band including Tecumseh, June 16, 2013
Gringo and band including Tecumseh, June 16, 2013
Tecumseh
Tecumseh
A thin Kechikan, June 16, 2013
A thin Kechikan, June 16, 2013

I noticed that Cloud was charging off after someone.  It was Galaxy.  Apparently Cloud felt they were to close.  They had a brief exchange.  It looked like Cloud had been in a few fights, by the look of his coat.   His coat almost had a roan look to it.

Cloud and Galaxy
Cloud and Galaxy
Cloud and Galaxy.  Photo by Amber Bushnell.
Cloud and Galaxy. Photo by Amber Bushnell.

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Cloud
Cloud
Cloud
Cloud
Nimbus (Encore)
Nimbus (Encore)

The horses were slowly making their way down the road towards Penns Cabin.  Amber and I decided to follow.  With every dip in the uneven land, more horses appeared.

Mescalero and Rosarita
Mescalero and Rosarita
Mescalero and Rosarita
Mescalero and Rosarita
Polaris
Polaris

Garary and his newly acquired band (that he took from Grijala) appeared.  I wondered how this match would be.  I have to admit, that I am a bit prejudice against Garay.  Gold Rush was last seen with him  in 2012 and disappeared.  Kindra was last seen with him earlier this year and now is missing.  I know this could all be a unfortunate consequence, but it still makes me wonder about him.

Quelle Colour is a very strong and wise old mare, I have no doubt that she will be just fine with him.  It was also very apparent that she was enjoying him, as I saw them breed several times in the next few days.

Kohl on the other hand was a bit of a handful for Garay to keep track of.  Not unlike how Judith had been with Santa Fe last year.   I saw her wander, run and move far away from them several times.  She is still nursing Quelle Colour, and in some ways so dependent on her mom, but yet seems to want to go off on her own.  I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the other bachelors swoops in and takes her while Garay is distracted with QC.   Kohl seems willing to go.

Kohl, Quelle Colour and Garay, June 16, 2013
Kohl, Quelle Colour and Garay, June 16, 2013
Quelle Colour
Quelle Colour
Kohl and Garay
Kohl and Garay
Kohl and Garay
Kohl and Garay
QC and Kohl
QC and Kohl
Kohl and QC, June 16, 2013
Kohl and QC, June 16, 2013

I noticed Irial down below me.  He was standing on the rocks over looking Mystic Pond (which was very full, with a huge snow field above it, more snow than last year).  Irial briefly had Audubon, I wondered if that brief time when he had a small band of his own would make him more determined to get another.  Time will tell.  I can tell you, that I did not see him just hang with the boys for long, he was mostly on his own.

Demure, Mandan and Broken Bow
Demure, Mandan and Broken Bow
Doc
Doc
Irial
Irial

I briefly saw Doc and his band.   Demure had given birth to a beautiful grulla filly in May (Foal # 10).  But she went missing shortly after she was discovered.

Demure, Mandan and Broken Bow
Demure, Mandan and Broken Bow
Doc
Doc

We continued to make our way past Penns.  I love this part of the upper mountain and it seems the horses do as well.  I spotted Duke’s band right away.  It was good to see them.  I had not seen Helenium’s new foal Noble yet.  He was the first-born on the mountain this year, and already so big.  I had to do a double take and make sure it was really him.  He seemed almost as big as his younger sister Meriweather, who was born last year.

Noble and Weriweather
Noble and Weriweather
Noble
Noble
Noble
Noble

I thought Madonna looked better than she did in other more recent photos of her this spring.  I was glad to see that she did not look pregnant this year.  At the age of 24, she needs a break.

Madonna, June 16, 2013
Madonna, June 16, 2013

Gracianna looked very close to foaling.  Tonapah (Lakota’s mother) looked amazing for the age of 27.  She felt good too.  I witnessed her flirting and then breeding with Duke that morning.

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Tonapah, age 27.
Tonapah, age 27.
Graciana
Graciana
Lariat, Helenium, Noble and Madonna.
Lariat, Helenium, Noble and Madonna.
Duke's band, June 16, 2013
Duke’s band, June 16, 2013

There was another story unfolding not to far away.   I had heard from Shawn that Santa Fe was dogging Coronado’s band a few weeks ago.  He still was.  He was being very persistent.  He was also acting like protector for the band too, and would take on any stallion that came close to this band.  But Coronado did not like this new situation and would charge at him constantly.

I witness this from a distance and did not get very good photos this time.  But there would be plenty of opportunity for me to get some closer photos this trip.

Coronado and Santa Fe
Coronado and Santa Fe

There was so much to watch and study, that I missed what caused Doc to chase his band around.   I do feel that Doc is running a much tighter ship now.  He now keeps his band very  close and allows no wandering.   I wondered if it had anything to do with Demure leaving him in April and then the lose of their foal.  The calm, relaxed Doc that I had witnessed this winter and spring was a changed stallion, at least for now it seemed.

Doc and Band
Doc and Band

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Demure, Broken Bow and Mandan, June 16, 2013
Demure, Broken Bow and Mandan, June 16, 2013

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Doc and Band
Doc and Band

Amber and I decided to head back the opposite direction.  I could see several horses up on the hill above Mystic Pond.  I also wanted to head back that way because we were expecting Lori and Brianna to join us anytime.

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Gringo’s band with Tecumseh
Photo by Amber Bushnell
Photo by Amber Bushnell
Photo by Amber Bushnell
Photo by Amber Bushnell

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I  spotted Chino off in the distance.  It was good to see him.  He had lost his Topper Mares.  One to Corona earlier in the year and most recently his Topper Too to Baja.  Chino is 20 this year, so it may be the end of his days as a band stallion.

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Chino, June 16, 2013

Jackson is another stallion that has to run a very tight ship.  With the two new foals, his band is at 10 now.  It is a handful for him to keep everyone in line and out of trouble.  I was happy to see them near by and we spent quite a while with them.

When I first discovered Nye in April, I was positive she was a filly.  Then I saw that TCF said she was a colt.  But Shawn said on his last trip he still thought she was a filly.  I am happy to say that after I witnessed her peeing,  I have defiantly concluded that she is a filly.  It does appear that she may have a small hernia, which could have led to the conclusion TCF made.

Nye
Nye
Jackson Band
Jackson Band
Nye, June 16, 2013
Nye, June 16, 2013
Firestorm
Firestorm
Nye
Nye
Jackson
Jackson
Jasmine
Jasmine
Jackson
Jackson
Firestorm
Firestorm
Moorcroft
Moorcroft
Brumby
Brumby
Moorcroft and Galena
Moorcroft and Galena
Maelstrom
Maelstrom
Jasmine and Jackson
Jasmine and Jackson
Galena and Hertiage
Galena and Hertiage
Jackson, Galena, Nye and Hertiage
Jackson, Galena, Nye and Hertiage

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Jackson Band
Jackson Band
Niabra
Niabra
Niabra, June 16, 2013
Niabra, June 16, 2013
Nye and Niabra, June 16, 2013
Nye and Niabra, June 16, 2013
Nye and Niabra
Nye and Niabra
Nye and Niabra
Nye and Niabra
Galena and Nye
Galena and Nye
Niabra
Niabra
Galena and Nye
Galena and Nye
Jackson and Doc have a very brief discussion.
Jackson and Doc have a very brief discussion.
Moorcroft and Brumby
Moorcroft and Brumby
Firestorm and Niabra
Firestorm and Niabra
Niabra
Niabra
Nye
Nye
Niabra
Niabra
Jasmine
Jasmine

While I was watching Jackson’s band, someone stopped in a UTV to tell me that: “there is a light-colored stallion that has a lot of wounds on him”.  They asked if I was the BLM (not sure where they got that, but I do have a “adopt a wild horse” BLM sticker in my truck window.  I said I was not, but that I did report to them everything I see on the mountain, especially concerning injures  and births.

I went down to investigate and quickly realized the stallion he was referring to was Tecumseh.  I took some photos to document his wounds.  They looked pretty bad, but nothing that wouldn’t heal, if given the chance.  Certainly they could become infected if reopened or when fly season comes.   He seemed okay otherwise.

After watching him for a while, I realized that these wounds may be from other stallions.  Tecumseh is definitely acting like a satellite stallion, very similar to the role that Fiesta has with Horizon.  I did see some tension between Tecumseh and Gringo, but most of the confrontation was with other stallions.  I honestly think that Tecumseh would rather die than not be with/by his band.  It made me feel sad.

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Left hip
Tecumseh
Tecumseh

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Tecumseh wound on right hip.
Tecumseh wound on right hip.
Tecumseh
Tecumseh
Tecumseh, June 16, 2013
Tecumseh, June 16, 2013

As I watched Tecumseh, something caught my eye.  It was the odd couples Horizon, Juniper and Fiesta.  They love to make an entrance, but the way they do it, almost always stirs things up.  This time was no exception.  Morning Star was making sure they moved on.

Horizon, Juniper, Fiesta and Morning Star
Horizon, Juniper, Fiesta and Morning Star

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Horizon and Juniper watch Fiesta take care of the trouble.
Horizon and Juniper watch Fiesta take care of the trouble.
After putting Fiesta in his place, Morning Star decides to move his band on.
After putting Fiesta in his place, Morning Star decides to move his band on.

There was so much happening around us, I had a hard time trying to decide which way to point my camera!

Mica greets Amethyst
Mica greets Amethyst
Blue Moon puts a stop to that!
Blue Moon puts a stop to that!
Tecumseh standing guard.
Tecumseh standing guard.
Coronado and Mescalero chase Santa Fe.
Coronado and Mescalero chase Santa Fe.
Fiesta and Galaxy spar
Fiesta and Galaxy spar
Coronado chases Santa Fe.
Coronado chases Santa Fe.
Santa Fe and Fiesta spar
Santa Fe and Fiesta spar
Coronado chases Santa Fe again
Coronado chases Santa Fe again
Knight and Inali chase Irial
Knight and Inali chase Irial
Inali and Irial spar
Inali and Irial spar

Yes, that was all happening around us.

We decided to leave the action and walk around and over to Mystic Pond.  I wanted to check out the amount of snow that was there and also to see if any horses were there.  It was beginning to get hot (by mountain top standards) and I was sure some horses may be there cooling off on the snow.

I was right, there were several bands enjoying the snow and water that Mystic had to offer.  Here, just like at Krueger Pond, there was more snow than last year.  A lot more.  You can see in some of the photos just how deep that snow is.

Again, it was hard to know which way to turn to take photos.  There was so much still happening around us.

Bolder and Custer bands nap in the snow
Bolder and Custer bands nap in the snow
Custer Band.
Custer Band.
Showing depth of snow bank above Mystic.
Showing depth of snow bank above Mystic.
Garay tries to snake Kohl back to QC.
Garay tries to snake Kohl back to QC.
Knight, London, Inali and Hamlet heading down to the pond.
Knight, London, Inali and Hamlet heading down to the pond.
Several bands make there way to the pond.
Several bands make there way to the pond.
Garay chases Irial
Garay chases Irial
The boys reach the pond.
The boys reach the pond.
Bolder and Custer bands.
Bolder and Custer bands.
Knight, London, Inali and Hamlet enjoy the water.
Knight, London, Inali and Hamlet enjoy the water.
Cloud and Knight
Cloud and Knight
Cloud and Knight have a discussion.
Cloud and Knight have a discussion.
Knight give Cloud a look into the future.
Knight gives Cloud a look into the future.
Clouds band moves to the snow
Clouds band moves to the snow
Cloud's band next to the bank of snow.
Cloud’s band next to the bank of snow.
Nimbus and Inocentes, June 16, 2013.
Nimbus and Inocentes, June 16, 2013.

Everything seemed to be calming down, so we thought we would make our way back to camp for a while.  When I got to the truck, I saw Blue Moon’s band and I noticed that Halcyon’s foal was not with them.  I discovered her a short way away, mix in with Coronado’s band.  It was interesting to watch.  She seemed very confused.  No one from Blue Moons went over to get her.  It must be too risky to leave the band.  Blue Moon was making sure they stayed put.  They just stood there and stared at her, hoping she found her way back.  I got my camera out and took a few photos of the scene.

Halcyon's filly heads for Jupiter and Fiesta.  I held my breath.  Fiesta was still worked up from something and I was afraid he might hurt the filly.
Halcyon’s filly heads for Mescalero and Fiesta. I held my breath.  I was afraid the filly might get hurt.
Heading back to the band.
Heading back to the band.
Back with the band.
Back with the band.
Halycon and her filly, June 16, 2013
Halycon and her filly, June 16, 2013

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Telling Aunt Sequoyah all about it, and asking forgiveness.
Telling Aunt Sequoyah all about it, and asking forgiveness.
Sequoyah
Sequoyah
Blue Moon
Blue Moon
Miocene
Miocene

We made it back to the truck.  I looked at my watch.  It was only 12:30.  But my horse day had started at 4:30 am this day.  I already had eight hours with the horses, and what an eight hours it had been!

I wondered how the afternoon could be any more exciting.  I wouldn’t have to wait too long to find out!

Sandy

Wild Pasque Flowers on the mountain.  Photo by Amber Bushnell.
Wild Pasque Flowers on the mountain. Photo by Amber Bushnell.
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell
Logo designed by Amber Bushnell

31 thoughts on “Mountain Top, Day Two. June 16, 2013. Morning.

  1. Hah, you had me in stitches with the $5, oh that was so funny, have to finish reading but had to comment now on that….

  2. Oh! there was so much going on for just a morning.
    Your photos are very beautiful. I love them and I am so excited to read your stories.
    I am feeling really sad for Tecumseh and hoping he is healing as fast.
    Thank you Sandy and Amber.

  3. Awesome post! And tons of horses. That is so cool! Can’t wait for more. You are very lucky to live close enough to almost go whenever you want.

  4. That was quite the morning!!! Haha prepare for one of my signature long comments! I’m probably going to have to keep scrolling back up to remember everything! Haha loved what you said about the $5 game with Fiesta at the beginning! I also love that first picture of Diamond and Baja. All of the foals are looking good. It seems like Custer really enjoys having Nodin around. And I just want to say that Winnemuca and Tonopah are both looking amazing! Haha maybe it’s a grulla thing?! And I’m glad to see that a lot of the mares who were/are pregnant this year that came out of winter thin have picked up weight. I also find myself holding my breath every time you mention Chance and Gringo. I have been worried looking at the pictures of them that he could be fatally injured from all of these fights. I was hoping they might develop a Horizon-Fiesta relationship. It seems like Hernando and Jupiter have developed a close relationship. Garay better stay on his toes as there are definitely some boys ready and willing to take Kohl from him. Being a seasoned veteran I don’t think it will take Santa Fe long to see a potential advantage in that situation. I know Indigo would definitely be ready and waiting to grab Kohl if the change presents itself. I also don’t think it would be hard for Grijala to swoop in and get both of them going in the right direction together since he was their stallion for so long. I do have that prejudice against Garay too. I bet you’re right about Doc’s new “tighter ship” attitude. I wondering if the drama between Gringo and Chance played a part in that band losing both of their foals (Ketchikan and Jacinta). That the foals may have gotten lost or injured between all that fighting especially since Gringo is young and not used to having foals to watch for since these would be his first to raise. Oh, and Chino is actually 22 this year. He was born in ’91. I always remember that because he is one year older than me. All of the bands look good. Is Heritage looking bigger to you, or is that just wishful thinking on my part? I’m glad Halcyon’s filly got reunited with the band. Sequoyah is one I wouldn’t mind a surprise from, but doesn’t look like it. I was hoping Graciana would foal while you were there, but I guess not. Autumn looks really close too. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the pictures and the great stories to go with them! Thanks again!!!! Can’t wait to read the rest!

    1. Hi Sarah! You’re comment put a big smile on my face. I LOVE your passion and your commentary! It is a breath of fresh air. Thank you so much! I wish I could scoop you up and put you in my back pocket so you could be with me on my next trip. 🙂 I can’t think of anyone that I would rather share this mountain with! I hope someday we can go on the mountain together! 🙂
      I think Heritage is wishful thinking, but you never know. I did see Jackson making some “lovey sounds” to her, so I couldn’t help but think she might be in heat, but never saw any breeding.
      I will be back in two weeks, so maybe Fools Gold and Graciana will wait for me! HA

      That is weird. I always thought Chino was older too, but I have his birth number as 199307. I need to look back and double check that. But regardless, he is one very cool stallion that I hope lives for many years to come.

      Thanks again Sarah!

      1. Thank you so much! That really means so much to me! I wish you could take me in your pocket too! 🙂 I’m hoping next summer I’ll be able to get out there so we can share the mountain! I agree Chino is a great stallion and I hope he has many good years left. Has anyone seen Two Boots?

  5. Stunning photos and a wonderful journal of your day, Sandy! I’m so glad I found your blog! Thank you for “taking us along” on your experience… the next best thing to being there. 🙂 Yep, can’t imagine a better morning. Many thanks for your effort, knowledge and stellar photos!!!

  6. I just love waking up to a new blogpost!:)
    The Fiesta story is really funny! I can totally imagine the others prancking him:)
    Looks like Hernando thinks the grass Jupiter is eating is better than the one he is eating himself. Cute! I’ve actually been “crushing” on Hernando the last year or so.. My background on the computer is a photo I think Linda D took of him, together with Irial, last june in the snowfall. They look absolutely stunning!
    It’s just incredible to see how much action is going on all around you up there.. no wonder you don’t know which way to look;) All the stallions seems to be getting their share of the action. Santa Fe must really be getting around to have both Coronado and Mescalero chasing him away.
    This is the first I hear of Demure’s foal gone missing though.. that’s really sad! When was the last time it was seen? No wonder Doc is extra alert! It’s a good thing Halcyon’s filly made it back to the band!
    Have to say that it’s great to see Knight looking all grown up and ready to test his skills with the bandstallions already. He’s turning in to a beautiful stallion:)

    1. Thanks Anne! Santa Fe is acting as protector of Coronado’s band on top of dogging Coronado. So If he thinks a band is getting to close, he goes after them. Then they chase him, then Coronado chases him…. 🙂

    1. Yes, I know about the early morning and afternoon light! But I am mostly taking photos for documentation and sharing on this blog. So I take them in all light! 🙂 I hope Tecumseh is doing okay. I let Jared(BLM) know about him and he said that he would keep an eye out for him. Thanks so much! 🙂

  7. Long post 🙂 And that’s only half the day! 🙂
    Funny, though, one of Jared’s post showed Judith had wandered off and was with another band (I don’t remember who’s) for a little while. Coronado wouldn’t let Halcyon go and retrieve her, after a while of trying to nurse the other horses she made her way back to Halcyon. Jupiter is becoming one of my favorites, looking forward to seeing him soon! Was there patches of winter coat on Madonna or where those bug bites or something else? So Nimbus is Encore’s official name? I like it! 🙂 Cloud is a roan by the way 🙂 He’s had two roan daughters and roan son with the non-roan Aztec and Feldspar. He’s so pale, making it hard to notice. 🙂 I hope Tecumseh doesn’t end up with a fatal injury; I’m willing to bet that’s what happened to Jacinta and Ketchikan”s foals. Looking forward to the next post!!!

    1. Hi Clarissa! I did not know that about Cloud (or I forgot). Thanks for the info. I guess he is showing his roan roots now that his coat is getting yellow with age. Yes, Nimbus is the official name for Encore. I like it too. Very fitting, I think. Next post should be out later today! Not long and you can witness this all in person! 🙂

  8. Wow!! Great photo’s Sandy!! I love the report too! You sure captured the “reality” of life on the Pryor’s! The camping trip was super and whoever is lucky enough to go on one of your tours will have a special and memorable time. Thank you for letting Brianna and I be your “guinea Pigs!!!”
    Lynne Pomeranz is in town and will be having her photo workshop’s here in the Pryor’s.
    I am going with her to McCollough Peaks over near Cody to view the wild horses over there. I have never been to see those wild ones, so it should be a very interesting journey.
    Thanks again for sharing your experience’s with the “wild ones!!”

  9. I sure will Sandy! I will try to get some good photo’s and see what we end up with. I don’t know the horses at all, but maybe Lynne can give me some of their names. I do believe they are named also, as are the Pryor’s. Should be a fun time too. We are leaving at 5 AM (can you imagine me getting up that early??) HA HA The reason for that is the light in the early morning. I am sure I will need a nap in the afternoon!! (:

  10. Dear Sandy, Thank you so much for all these pictures. I was there several years ago and will NEVER forget the beauty of the place and the horses. I saw nothing like this, but it inspires me to return! Oh my..words are not enough. Simply stunning! Sincerely, Debbie

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