2020 Pryor Foal # 15

Ursala and Kitalpha

Pryor Foal # 15 was born to Kitalpha and Hickok. Kitalpha is the 2010 daughter of Buffalo Girl and Durango. Hickok is the 2007 son of Bell Starr and Starbuck. The foal is a filly and has been named Ursala.

Thank you Brittny for the use of your beautiful photos!

2020 Foals # 12, 13 and 14

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Utopia

Pryor Foal # 12 was born to Icara and Johnston.  Birth date possibly August 11.  Icara is the 2008 daughter of Waif and Corona, Johnston is the 2009 son of Cascade and Seattle.

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Icara and Utopia

The foal is a colt and has been named Utopia.  Thank you Brittney for the use of your photos.

Morgana and Utopia
Morgana and Utopia

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Utopia

Nina and Ula
Ula

Pryor Foal # 13 was born to Nina and Oglala. Birth date possibly August 22.  Nina is the 2013 daughter of Bakken (father unknown).  Oglala is the 2014 son of Icara ( father possibly Hildago).

The foal is a filly and has been named Ula.

Thank you Brittny for the use of your beautiful photos!

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Nina and Ula

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Nina and Ula

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Greta and Uma

Pryor Foal # 14 was born to Greta and Garcia. Birth date possibly August 26.  Greta is the 2006 daughter of  Belle Starr and Chino.  Garcia is the 2006 son of Topper and Tony.

The foal is a filly and has been named Uma.

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Greta and Uma

Utopia and Unity
Utopia and Unity

 

2020 Pryor Foals # 5,6,7,8 & 9

I’ve been a bit behind on announcing the new foal arrivals on my blog.  But, here they are:

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Pilar and her new foal Ukiah

Pryor Foal # 5

The fifth foal for 2020 was born on Mother’s Day weekend to the mare Pilar and stallion Hamlet.  Pilar is the 2015 daughter of LaBrava and Irial.  Hamlet is the 2007 son of Delliah and Pierre.  The foal is a colt and has been named Ukiah.

Pryor Foal # 6

The sixth foal for 2020 was born on Mother’s Day weekend to the mare Morning Reverie.  Morning Reverie  is the 2017 daughter of  Hataali and Morning Star.  I am listing the father of this horse as unknown.  The foal is a filly and has been named Usha.

Usha

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Usha

Pryor Foal # 7

Foal # 7 for the season was born to Quintana and Okomi, also born on Mother’s Day weekend.  Quintana is the 2016 daughter of Feldspar and Mescalero.  Okomi is the 2015 son of Firestorm and Jackson.  The foal is a colt and has been named Udall.

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Udall and Utah

Pryor Foal # 8

Pryor Foal # 8 was born to the Penn and Jesse James.  The birth of this foal was probably Mother’s Day week or the week before.  Penn is the 2015 daughter of Audobon and Hamlet.  The foal is a filly and has been named  Ukulele Lil.

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Penn and Ukulele Lil

Pryor Foal # 9

The 9th foal of this year was just discovered this past weekend by Dennis. The foal has been born to Niobrara and Fools Crow.  Niobrara is the 2013 daughter of Firestorm and Jackson.  Fools Crow is the  2005 son of  Strawberry and Cortez.   The foal is a filly and has been named Uushuwate.

Niobrara and Foal
Niobrara and foal

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Thank you Dennis for the use of your beautiful photos!

 

 

 

2020 Pryor Foal # 4

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Pryor Foal # 4 was born to Morgana and Johnston.  Morgana is the 2012 daughter of Icara and Merlin.  Johnston is the 2009 son of Cascade and Seattle.  The foal is a filly and has been named Umatilla.

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Unity and Umatilla

Thank you so much Brittny for the use of your beautiful photos and the text letting me know of her birth.

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Morgana and her beautiful offspring!

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Umatilla with Morgana

 

 

2019 Pryor Foal # 16

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The Sixteenth 2019 Pryor foal was born sometime around November 1 to Jasmine and Doc.  Jasmine is the 2009 daughter of Aztec and Cloud.  Doc is the 2003 son of Winnemucca and Little Foot.

The foal is a filly and the name that has been chosen is Talulah.

I found that there are three meaning to this name.  The first one that came up was:  An Online Australian Woman’s Boutique.  Surprised by this, I googled it again.  This time from Wikipedia:Talulah Jane Riley-Milburn[1] (born 26 September 1985), known professionally as Talulah Riley, is an English actress.  Still thinking that there had to be more, I googled it again and found this:  The name Talulah means Leaping Water and is of Native American origin. Talulah is a name that’s been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls. Choctaw.

Okay, I think the last meaning is the one I will think of when I say this name, since the announcement of the name did not include what meaning it was intended for.

Welcome to the Pryors beautiful little filly!  These photos were taken by Jack Sterling on December 3 (Thank you Jack for the use of your photos).  As you can see, she seems to be doing quite well.  Looking forward to seeing this little one!

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2018 Pryor Foal # 11

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I am a little late announcing this birth.  I did post on Wild In The Pryor Facebook page, shortly after he was born, but was waiting for just the right photos to announce it here.   These photos were taken this week by Brittny Budde.  Thank you so much Brittny for letting me use them!

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Pryor Foal # 11 for 2018 was born to Feldspar and Mescalero.  Feldspar is the 2005 daughter of Rosarita and Starman.  Mescalero is the 1999 son of Sitka and Shaman.

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Mescalero, Sirius and Feldspar.

The foal is a colt and he has been named Sirius.  He is named in honor of his grandfather Starman.  Sirius is a star system and the brightest star in the Earth’s night sky.

Welcome little one.  I hope you are able to shine on the mountain top your entire life.

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2018 Pryor Foal # 8/ deceased

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Quintana’s (Quartz) new colt

Note: June 8, 2018.  It is with great sadness that I have to report that little Stargazer died.  Every year I try to remind myself not to get too attached.  But for some reason, this little one really tugged at my heart.  I hadn’t even met him yet, but still, there was a special place for him in my heart.  Quintana may have been a very young mother, but I was told she cared deeply for him.  Rest in peace little one.

Another two year old filly has given birth in the Pryors.  Quintana (Quartz) has given birth to a colt, at this time the father is unknown.  His name is going to be Stargazer, in memory of his great-grandfather Starman.

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Starman, July 2011.

Quintana (Quartz) is the 2016 daughter of Feldspar and Mescalero.   It is amazing that Mescalero is now a grandfather!  Quartz is Mecalero’s only known offspring, so it is important to keep his line going, especially since he is now 19 years old.

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Quartz and her new colt!

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Quartz’s new colt

Thank you Dennis McCollough for the use of your photos!  It is very appreciated!

I am counting down the days until Abbie and I will be there to see these little ones for ourselves!   I realize we would not want these births by these young filly’s to happen, but I will still be happy to see these little ones playing in the wildflowers!  Especially after all of last years pain and loss of the foals.

Sandy

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Photo by Dennis McCollough

 

2018 Pryor Foal # 7

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Quillan and her new filly. Photo taken by Dennis McCollough

The 7th 2018 foal has been discovered!  This foal was born to two year old, Quillan.  Quillan is the 2016 daughter of Ireland and Galaxy.  The father of this foal is unknown.  She has been named Silver Bow.

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Quillan, July 3, 2016

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Quillan and her filly. Photo by Dennis M.

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3 Generations! Ireland, Quillan and her filly. Photo by Dennis M.

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Quillan and her filly. Photo by Dennis M.

Thank you Dennis McCollough for the use of your photos!   Abbie and I will be on the mountain very soon!  I can’t wait to see this little one in person!

Sandy

2018 Pryor Foals, # 5 ( deceased) and # 6 (deceased)

Two more foals have been born on the mountain.  Both were born to three year old filly’s.  How did that happen?  They were supposed to be vaccinated to prevent this.  Let’s take a look at how that may have happened.

In 2016, an east coast group (Friends of Animals) filed a lawsuit against the BLM.  This lawsuit caused the delay of the 2017 PZP vaccines until later in the spring.  I believe this is what caused both of these 3 year olds to give birth.  As a three year old, they need to have two injections, spaced a few weeks apart.  Penny was given her first booster on 4-17-17, her second was given on 5-4-17 (she was already pregnant by then).  Pegasus was given her first booster on 3-29-17, her second on 4-14-17.  While she was not pregnant yet, there may not have been enough time for it to become effective.  After the first year, the mares only need one injection each year.   This should be noted on their records, and not be held against them when deciding who and if they should be removed.

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Penny/Pele, June 2015

The fifth 2018 foal has been born to Penny (Pele) and Irial.  Penny is the 2015 daughter of Fools Gold and Coronado.  The foal, a colt, was born the week of May 13. The name Sparrow was chosen for him.  I will post photos as soon as I can get some recent ones. At the time of this post, I had been informed that he was missing and presumed dead.  Rest in peace little one.

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Penny/Pele nursing from her mother, Fools Gold, July 2017

The sixth 2018 foal has been born to Pegasus.  She was born this week.  Pegasus is the 2015 daughter of Ireland and Galaxy.

UPDATE: When Abbie and I got a glimpse of Missoula and his band just down the road, we were very excited!  I couldn’t wait to see Shamrock.  Unfortunately, it was not to happen.  Sometime between Sunday June 17 and the day we saw them (Tuesday June 19), Shamrock disappear.  Another heartbreaking discovery.  Rest in Peace little one.

Pegasus holds a special place in my heart.  I was one of the first to see her, shortly after her birth, and I was able to pick her name.

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Pegasus with her mom Ireland, July 2015

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Pegasus’s new filly, Shamrock.  Photo by Dennis McCollough

Pegasus has had a rough winter/spring, somehow being separated from her family band with her sister Limerick.  At the time of her foals birth, Pegasus was with the young stallion Missoula. (another that I was lucky enough to name!)  An unexperienced filly with her first foal, along with an unexperienced stallion, is not an ideal situation, I am hoping for the best for this young mother and her filly.

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Pegasus with Fiasco,  June 2017

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Limerick, Shamrock and Pegasus. Photo by Dennis McCollough.

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Pegasus and her filly, Shamrock.  Photo by Dennis McCollough

Time will tell who the likely sire is to this foal (color will give us a better idea).  As of now, I will say sire unknown.  My first reaction was that no other horse could get close enough to Galaxy’s band to breed her (meaning the foal would be Galaxy’s).  But Galaxy had his hands full last year, and I do believe that a determined bachelor could have zoomed in and bred her while Galaxy fought with another.  But for now, I only hope that both mom and foal will be okay.

Thank you to Dennis McCollough for the use of his photos!

Sandy