Right in front of our eyes, a new life was born. There were several of us witnessing the exciting entrance into the world. We all agreed this new colt should be called Patriot. Born on the 4th of July.
Patriot was born to Jacinta, the 2009 daughter of Rosebud and Tecumseh (maybe) and Garary, the 2006 son of Mariposa and Conquistador.
There is a story surrounding this birth that I will share soon. But I will say that the stallion Chino ( age 22 this year) is this little ones guardian angel.
I more than ever love this wise old stallion. He is my hero for this day.
My group and I spent a couple of hours watching the horses on the snow above Mystic Pond a few days ago. One of my favorite shows, was with little Pride. He decided that it was time to go out and meet the neighbors, and first stop was with little Miss Oceana. She wasn’t sure about his bold advances, but did give in and spend a few quiet moments with him.
Next up for the meet and greet was with the band stallion Tecumseh. It was a really touching moment to watch the giant stallion (in comparison to Pride) that has had to fight his way back to becoming a band stallion, show his very soft side, and spend some tender moments with the little guy. It seems that every year that passes, I admire this stallion, and this day I found myself feeling especially impressed by his kind ways.
The next neighbor on the snow to get a greeting from Pride was with Blue Moon’s band. First the yearling filly Olivia, and then the 3 year old Miocene. And once again, I was impressed with how tender and kind the older horses were with this little one.
Each and every day that I spend with these horses, I feel is a gift, and I have been cherishing every moment with them. For some, it will be their last summer on the mountain, for others, life has just begun here. And so, I have been especially motivated to stop, put my camera down and just inhale each little interaction and movement these beautiful horses show to me.
I still have an opening (due to a last minute cancelation), in my last August Camping Trip, if anyone is interested, please give me a call or text me at: 406-360-8959.
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Wow, words can not describe how happy I am about this foal. I saw Kohl when she was just a few days old, with her mom, Quelle Colour and her father Lakota. Kohl is Lakota’s last offspring. The sire of this foal is Garay. Many thanks to Jack Sterling for sending me these photos. I can’t wait to see her in person. She has been named Petite Colour, which I think is perfect!
Kohl is the 2010 daughter of Quelle Colour and Lakota. Garay is the 2006 son of Mariposa and Conquistador.
The 8th known Pryor foal born this year is Patterson. Patterson is the son of Gabrielle and Cappuncino. Thank you Liz L. and Jack Sterling for the photos!
Gabrielle is the 2006 daughter of Brumby and Jackson. Cappucino is the 2002 son of Rosarita and Starbuck.
Gabrielle is currently with Jackson.
It seems that the personal politics of the mountain is raring its ugly head this year. I try to stay out of it and simply go for the love of the horses and to share them with those that choose to go with me. I’ve witnessed some things on the mountain and experienced first hand some unkind things done that I will not make public, those people know who they are, and if it involves a horse, I will go public and report them, but if it is something done to myself or my belongings, I will not be publicly naming the names of those involved. I forgive the first incident, but I will be watching.
The horses have helped me through many hard times over the last several years, and I owe it to them to stay in a peaceful and loving state when I am with them, and also to try to transfer that to my life when I am off the mountain.
Since 2009, everyone who has been fortunate to see these horses in person, have freely shared them with everyone. Most of us have our watermarks on them, some don’t. I for one, do not care if some wants to use my photos, as long as they do not crop the watermark off. But I have had a few cases of that, and I decided it was that the of image I post would not be big enough for anyone to reproduce for profit. After all, it is for the horses and sharing photos only gets the word out about this special herd, which is good, especially when we need to comment on their management.
Fortunately for all of us, there are still people out there that are willing to share for us all to see. Thank you to those people. I will be very glad when I am up there and can get photos myself, it won’t be long.
The fourth known Pryor foal born this year was discovered by Ginger of TCF. This little filly was born to Fools Gold. The sire could be Irial or Coronado, I’m leaning towards it being Coronado. Coronado did have his family back in mid-June and kept them through mid-July of last year, when Irial claimed them again. Currently they are in Irial’s band.
Fools Gold is the 2005 daughter of Amethyst and Shaman. Coronado is the 1996 son of Isabella and Raven. Irial is the 2008 so of Ireland and Prince.
The name of this new little one is, Pele.
Thank you Jack Sterling and 45 Degrees North for providing the photos for us to see.
The fifth known Pryor Foal born has been born to Fresia and most likely Hidalgo. Also discovered by TCF, this little colt has been named Parry.
Fresia is the 2005 daughter of Buffalo Girl and Durango. Hidalgo is the 2007 son of Buffalo Girl and Durango. Umm..looks like there has been some inbreeding with this one. Hope he remains healthy, or perhaps it is not Hidalgos, which would be even better.
Looking forward to watching these little ones grow. Thank you to Jack Sterling for providing the photos!!