23 03 2019

S'aka and Skywalker

Self-explanatory. 🙂

We got more rain. Spring Creek still is streaming through Spring Creek Basin. 🙂


Shadow walker

22 03 2019

Tenaz; La Sal Mountains

Tenaz strikes a handsome silhouette as he walks across the basin to chat with some youngsters.

Those clouds above the La Sal Mountains herald the arrival of another wave of moisture for our region. We’re not complaining. 🙂


21 03 2019


Skywalker posing. He’s so nonchalant about even that. 🙂


20 03 2019

Shadow; La Sal Mountains

Shadow clears the coast before leading her band ahead. They weren’t at all worried with their leader on the watch; they had already settled down to graze.

It was a muddy, muddy hike to get to the band in the basin. Still lots of moisture in the ground! And more rain in the forecast. 🙂

Run, Spring Creek, run!

19 03 2019

Skywalker and S'aka in Spring Creek, in Spring Creek Basin.

You’re about to read something you might not ever read on this blog again:

These mustangs are in Spring Creek.


Spring Creek actually is flowing in Spring Creek Basin these days, and it’s flowing from snow melt – and rain – and it is providing the horses with more than a flash of drinking water. This is the first time I’ve really known the arroyo that is Spring Creek to run with snow melt. Usually, it flows for a limited time after a significant rain event, and then it’s a dry arroyo again.

This has been an unusual winter in many ways.

Now, our Spring Creek Basin mustangs are enjoying water in Spring Creek, and it’s a beautiful world after all. 🙂

(Spring Creek and its tributary arroyos – many of which also are running or at least trickling with water right now – drain Spring Creek Basin, which really is a large geographic “bowl.” Water drains out of the basin and flows in the Spring Creek arroyo across lower Disappointment Valley to Disappointment Creek, and from there to the Dolores River. Usually, all those arroyos are dry, and Spring *Creek* is a misnomer. The mustangs always are in Spring Creek *Basin* Herd Management Area. They’re rarely in Spring *Creek* because it – and the other arroyos – usually are simply dry washes or ditches or drainages.)

A little of everything

18 03 2019

Killian; Temple Butte

A little snow on the far ridges (like Temple Butte), a little mud on the ponies (and the boots). That’s our Spring Creek Basin. 🙂

Miss Red

17 03 2019


Another little bitty pretty in the basin. 🙂