Brumley’s shadow

30 09 2012

Brumley Point is one of our easily indentifiable landmarks, and it sits on our southeastern boundary, which means it also is located in McKenna Peak Wilderness Study Area, and it’s fairly close to both McKenna Peak and the unnamed promontory.

Chipeta and Seneca, and daddy Ty napping in the background. Copper was napping farther back and to the left. And Brumley rising above them.


30 09 2012

Copper, muddy.

He goes back and forth between the pintos and the pintos. Hmm. Only Chipeta is pinto in her mini-band. She’s keeping her little girl safely separate. They were fairly close to Corazon and co. the other day when we saw them from the road. But when Ty came into view, Copper decided to have a visit.

Mama Chipeta, baby Seneca and “uncle” Copper.

Ty was closer and to the right.

Copper moved to this spot, and then they all took naps. Little Seneca laid down, flat out and nearly hidden by the grasses, sage and saltbush. They stayed in their respective positions until David and Shadow came to visit.

David & his Shadow

29 09 2012

They came to visit the baby, but the visit didn’t last long! Or maybe it was just a case of “oops, is this meadow already taken?”

Baby Seneca had just awakened from her nap and was nursing. Daddy Ty and uncle Copper were still napping … and then there was a bit of a commotion – and up popped a familiar blaze face! Followed by his little black Shadow.

Ty stayed with Chipeta and Seneca, and David took his Shadow away from Copper. Shiny, healthy ponies!

Not long, but their visit was fairly calm.

Mama, daddy, baby girl

29 09 2012

Cutest family portrait lately. 🙂

Some friends dropped by to greet the baby, and all of Ty’s protective instincts surged to the fore. What friends? I’ve seen them but haven’t posted any pix in quite a while. Will soon!


28 09 2012

Look who we found!

Friends Barbara and John visited the basin and proved to be good luck charms when it came to finding horses. This was the first time I’d seen Poco since the end of June.

He’s always had the swollen knee, but his injured leg is his left hind. It is much improved, but it’s still more swollen than the other.

He still has a bit of a hitch in his giddy-up, but all things considered, he’s not doing too bad. He’s a little leaner than I’d like to see, but that’s not too bad, either. We also saw Bounce, and he looks really good and also is moving well.

Handsome bay boy. So glad and relieved to see him!

The whir of raven wings

27 09 2012

Attracted Maiku’s notice:

The ravens were very active on Seneca’s birthday. Raucous, too. How cool would it be to have a raven’s-eye view of the basin? Or a pony’s-eye view of ravens?

Little girl love

26 09 2012

That mama does love her little girl.