Standout

21 08 2019

Grey stallion's band on Green Mountain, Wyoming.

Pretty mamas and babies on Green Mountain.

This is a band of 13 in the same meadow as the band of three previously pictured. Rocks are scattered throughout this beautiful meadow in the forest, and a few of them served as perfect perches during my visit. I’d love to know more about the geology that caused the placement of the rocks, but mostly I was happy to just sit and enjoy the scenery!





Party of three

20 08 2019

Dark grey stallion with mare and filly on Green Mountain, Wyoming.

This was my last close view of the little family as I turned my attention to the bigger band toward the end of my visit. I love how baby girl is sandwiched between mama and daddy, completely and totally safe and protected.





Daddy and daughter

19 08 2019

Dark grey stallion and filly on Green Mountain, Wyoming.

I did say he was stout!

To be clear, I’m not sure whether he is, in fact, the filly’s sire, but they were clearly affectionate with each other. 🙂





Wyo hunk

18 08 2019

Dark grey stallion on Green Mountain, Wyoming.

This is the stout, hunky stallion with the sabino mare and sorrel filly in the previous post.

All that hunkiness … and look at his lovely white eyelashes. 🙂 What a dreamboat! 🙂





Mother and daughter

17 08 2019

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This pretty sabino mare and her lovely filly are with a stunning dark-grey stallion on Green Mountain.

By the time I’ve shown a number of photos of these gorgeous ponies, I’ll have run out of adjectives!





Half a century

16 08 2019

Kestrel and Comanche

Happy FIFTIETH anniversary to my mom and dad, Nancy and Dave!

Fifty years, folks. And they’ve known each other for years before they were married – since they were teenagers, hauling their horses to 4-H shows in Ohio.

The past 50 years have taken them across the country and across the Atlantic with the Army, and like many military spouses, they’ve spent long stretches apart (though, thankfully, fate spared my dad war-time service). Not always, but most of the time, they’ve been able to have horses, which means my brother and I got to grow up with horses, even as we changed schools and friends and moved around the country. I wouldn’t have changed it for anything.

They still have horses – in Texas now – and they still ride, though maybe a bit slower than the speed games they used to compete in (!).

Fifty-year marriages are becoming more rare these days. Both sets of my grandparents were married 50-plus years. Today, my parents hit that milestone. Wow. 🙂

Their love and support have guided me all my life – their love has supported each other and all of our family! – and I am profoundly proud and grateful to be their daughter!

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad. I love ya’ll!!!!!!!!!





Peek-a-pony

15 08 2019

Young horse, mare and foals in grey stallion's band on Green Mountain, Wyoming.

Many wild horses share something in common from range to range: Curiosity. 🙂

This youngster is with a beautiful band on Green Mountain in Wyoming.