Removal Update, August 23, 2012 # 38 and a foal

The National Park Service and the BLM removed a mare and foal today.

Kerry is the 2010 daughter of Ireland and Prince.  Her foal, a colt was born in June.  You can see more photos of Kerry and her foal by clicking on KERRY.

We all thought Kerry had died in the winter of 2010-2011.  But she survived on her own as a yearling and was discovered by Lori (PMWMC). She was with Durango.

Alex was especially fond of Kerry.  You can read his post about her and Kitalpha by clicking on ALEX.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE KITALPHA.  Please allow one of these strong and surviving horses to live out their life on the range.

Kerry, July 30, 2012
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Mountain Update, July 30, 2012 (Morning)

I got up early the morning of the 3oth.  I wanted to head up the Dryhead again before I was to meet Lori at Britton Springs to see the horses removed.

I saw the 4 greeters to the right as I entered the range.  I said hello, but I did not stop, I wanted to see who else might be out this cool morning.  I was really hoping to see Kerry and her foal and Kaelia and her new foal.  I had heard that Kerry was back with Durango.

I came slowly around a bend in the road and saw Durango with the two little ones, Morgana, who was the  first foal born in April and Kerry’s foal, who was born in June.  I never get used to seeing the horses on a paved road.  I always seem to catch my breath, wishing they were not in the middle of the road walking.  But, I was happy to see them.  Durango was staying behind the little ones and taking really good care of them.  It was really touching to see.

Durango, Morgana and Kerry’s foal, July 30, 2012
Durango and Kerry’s colt, July 30, 2012

I watched them for a while until they decided to move on and head up a small hill.

Kerry, Kerry’s colt and Morgana
Icara and Kerry, July 30, 2012
Kerry’s foal, July 30, 2012
Morgana, July 30, 2012
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Durango and his band, July 30, 2012

I slowly continued up the road.  I had not gone far when I saw a bunch of Dryhead boys watching Durango and his band.  Umm, I thought, this might get interesting.

Jemez, Hidatsa, Hawk and Issaquah, July 30, 2012
Hidalgo, July 30, 2012

Durango stood watching them for a minute and then decided to head over and say hello.  Pretty smart move I thought.  Go to them and not let them come any closer to your band.

Durango watches the boys.

Once he reached the bachelors, there was a lot of discussion.  It was fun to watch.

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After a few minutes Durango headed back to his band.  I needed to leave too.  I did see Merlin and his band off in the distance a bit (you can see them in the background of some of these photos).  I did not have time to get any closer.

I met Lori at the Britton Springs pens where the horses that were removed were being held.  We walked around and I took a few photos of them.  I felt some of the recognized me, because a couple of them walked over by me.

Kierra and Kayenta, July 30, 2012
Judith and Krystal
Kierra, Krystal and Judith
July 30, 2012
Liesl and Malaki, July 30, 2012
Joviana, July 30, 2012

I thought the hay looked like very high quality hay and the horses seemed to be enjoying it.

Joviana, July 30, 2012

Joviana still has a way to go before she is healthy.  But she is producing some milk again.

Juneau and Jicarilla
Jicarilla and Juneau’s foal

I felt the horses looked very well cared for.  It was tough seeing them there, but everyone seem okay.

Lori and I left and started to heading up the mountain.


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