What an amazing first mountain top trip I had. All of my guests were amazing troopers putting up with the weather. We had everything from rain to hale/snow while we were there, but also had some beautiful sunny days as well. We all became bonded by the beauty of the wild horses and mountain. They will all be life long friends. We were able to see all the mountain horses except Garcia and band, Jupiter and Demure, Jackson and Moorcroft. That is over 120 horses!
The changes, although I knew about them, were a little hard to take. It was so strange not to see Jackson with his band. Galaxy is staying on extra alert, protecting Maia and her foal. Maia, although only two years old, seems to be an excellent mother. Broken Bow seems to be settling into Mescalero’s band. I saw her and Half Moon grooming each other, which seemed like a good sign.
I was happy to see Nimbus looking better than I thought she would. Although not an ideal situation (I wish she could be with some older mares), she seems okay. A bit thin. She is a very petite little filly and if she had a horn coming out of her forehead, she would make the perfect unicorn. Her beauty is breathtaking. She really seems to like Knight, and he tries to take good care of her. London and Inali were there the first day, but they had a big fight and London left. We also saw Knight running with some of the boys and worried about where Nimbus was, but she was back with him (and Inali) by the next morning. If Knight keeps up this pace, his many scars on his roan coat, will make him look like Custers by the time he is six.
Once again, it appears that Heleniums foal is a SHE not a HE. So what shall the name be now. I think I will add a feminine flare to it, maybe Outlawless??
I head back to the mountain in just a few days. I know that many of you want to see some photos, so I am trying my best to go through over 3,000 photos and post some. I will break this down into two or three posts.
I will post more photos as soon as I can.