Interaction

18 07 2009

For the latest installment, a little more intimate look at the interactions of  a couple of bands. Visits when I see all or most of the horses are great because I get a sense of everybody’s overall well-being. Visits when I get to hang out with a couple of bands are great because I get a more intimate feel for individual horses and personalities. Visits are great.

David and Shadow were visible from the county road again. They led me to their water source …

Hoofprint puddles

Hoofprint puddles

David and Shadow

David and Shadow

They seem very bonded, this pair. Shadow is 2 this year … not sure about David. 

David

David

Shadow

Shadow

She looks like her mother, Ceal.

Then it was on to the main entrance of the basin.

Bounce’s band – and Cinch and Bruiser – were hanging out in the meadow area above the second intersection. Tiny bits of rain drops were falling intermittently. Some clouds to the northeast; some clouds over the western ridgeline. The pressing goal was to find and check on Terra … I did find her, finally, with her band, through binoculars, up on a hill along the eastern hills. She was standing and moving – and up on a hill. Thunder and lightning cut short the visit and any hope of seeing her from a closer distance …

Bounces band and Cinch and Bruiser

Bounces band and Cinch and Bruiser

When Whisper was first born, I noted that he had the same trot as his daddy; here, he mimics mama.

Alegre and Whisper

Alegre and Whisper

Heading toward the road.

Following

Following

Where ya going?

Where ya going?

See the likeness?

Wait for me

Wait for me

Cinch

Wait for me, too

Wait for me, too

Bruiser

The discussion

The discussion

Oddly enough, it was Bruiser who engaged Bounce. They’re probably fairly close in age?

The conclusion

The conclusion

Bruiser let fly, but he didn’t connect.

One way

One way

The other way

The other way

To the rescue

To the rescue

Alegre and the youngsters were walking toward me when Bounce arrived to put an end to that nonsense.

Family

Family

Favorite of the day.

Second favorite

Second favorite

They’re heading away from the second intersection. In the far background, you might be able to pick out part of the loop road where it heads on south from the east pocket.

I drove on (this was on the northwest road, by the way) to visit with Hollywood’s band.

Safe Sage

Safe Sage

Piedra grazes close while Sage naps.

Sage and Piedra

Sage and Piedra

Brumley Point (which seems to lack an actual point) in the background. The band was on the north/northwest side of the road between the intersections, southish of the northwest road.

Poco

Poco

McKenna Peak (which has a point) and “the promontory” in the background.

Roach

Roach

The boys are sticking close – but not too close. They are with company, but I feel some sadness for them, too … close but not close enough to having what they had.

Piedra and Baylee

Piedra and Baylee

Baylee

Baylee

Sage and Baylee

Sage and Baylee

Hollywood

Hollywood

All together

All together

Cheeky

Cheeky

Biting mama’s ear

More cheek

More cheek

The boy defines “cheeky!”

Ha ha!

Ha ha!

So he’s yawning, but what a funny little mister. 🙂

Sweet boy

Sweet boy

Quiet

Quiet

What an angel he is.

Whew, it was hot out there. I left pretty soon after that last picture. The boy’s tummy was full, and he was sleepy again. He laid down for another nap, and I left the ponies to sunshine and browse.

On the way out, to the tune of thunder and a show of lightning, right before I spotted Grey/Traveler’s band on the hill, Steeldust’s were coming out of “hiding” from the direction of Wildcat Spring. All the ponies seen last weekend but Seven’s band. Was particularly glad to see David and Shadow.


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