Every morning, we would make a trip up the Dryhead before heading up the mountain. It seems I have had my best luck finding horses in the Dryhead in the early morning. Each day we were able to see several. I was especially happy to see so much of Hidatsa and Johnston. Hidatsa is the full brother to Valerosa, one of the Pryor Horses I adopted in 2009.
Below is the collection of photos I took over the many days that we visited the Dryhead.
The first morning we were treated to a Mustang Flat bachelor run! Fiero was in the mix, I am not sure what was going on with that. But it seems Fiero has to be one of the most ever-changing stallions in the Dryhead, taking the place of a now stable acting Blizzard.
I am pretty sure the horses were: Hidatsa, Johnston, Seattle, Isaquah, Joseph and Fiero.
Another highlight of one of our morning trips was finally being able to see the last foal born in 2013. Bakkens filly Nina, born in mid-late September, 2013. It was good to see she made it through the winter and looked so healthy!
While we watched Nina, Blizzard, Blizzard noticed Fiero approaching. I believe Fiero was going his own way, minding his own business, but then happened to be in the line of fire. I could almost see the “opps” look on his face when he came around a bush and was near Blizzard and his band.
Fiero was last sighted with Strawberry, Sacajewa and her new foal. But today, they were no where in sight.
Sacajewa has always been a very independent mare, heading off where ever and when ever she pleases. Strawberry is the same way. So I am betting they were together somewhere off away from all the bachelor games.
Another morning we caught a sleeping Hidatsa and Johnston right by the road. We took a few photos and left them to their nap. They never made a move while we photographed them.
The next morning we got to see some action from these same boys. I noticed in one of the photos that Johnston had a pretty ugly-looking scare on his left back leg.
My next post will be more on our other Burnt Timber Days.