Handsome Hollywood, pretty Piedra and nursing Tenaz
Now that her baby boy is a wee bit older, she’s more willing to show him off – and show off, he did! What a doll!
I went out and sat, and she grazed her way closer …
… and he stayed right at mama’s side at first … Look how big and beautiful he is.
Iya also came to see. Look how silvery she has turned as she sheds out. She’s 2 this year.
And Sagey-m’-boy. He has a bit of a boo-boo on his left hind cannon, but it looks like it’s healing just fine.
Baylee, 3 this year, and Iya. Interestingly, Baylee doesn’t appear to be pregnant, despite the fact that she’s been with Hollywood for more than a year now.
That Sage is a little love bug. (He’s pretty good-sized, by the way, but Iya is a pretty big girl. See in the previous pic how she’s almost as big as year-older Baylee. Sage is a yearling.)
But he usually has an ulterior motive!
Which is probably how he got his boo-boo!
They always forgive the little rascal. 🙂
And take a little revenge!
I was taking pix of Piedra and Tenaz when Sage walked into the frame – mama and her boys.
If I have *definitely* not figured one thing out (and there are many things I haven’t!), it’s why they eat what they eat. Here, Piedra is nibbling on saltbush or greasewood – I can’t quite tell from my pix because it’s not nearly as “leafed out” (do you call that stuff on greasewood “leaves”??) as the others in the area.
Now some pix of the happy little ham:
He’s a little past a month old now.
Maybe he’s going to be bay? I guess we’ll know for sure when his legs darken. I’d love to see Hollywood sire a dun foal, or grulla like I think his mama was. His mane is pretty dark, but you can see how light his tail is at the top before it darkens to black. Gideon is just about the same color. And Spring, too … though a little more obviously bay … a shade darker … not as “reddish”? (I’ve seen her several times but too far for pictures. Have not seen Wind and his family for a few weeks.)
Walking over to see what the “big babies” are looking at.
Still trying to manage those long-long legs!
Love this one … surrounded by family.
Bye for now, my lovelies!
We haven’t seen the last of Hollywood, who, when I saw him just a little bit later, seemed at least as surprised to see ME there as I was to see HIM there! Ha!