Seeing double

30 11 2012

Raven and Skywalker

Great big boy, and isn’t it amazing how much he looks like mama? For now!

Kissed by light

29 11 2012

And mama. 🙂

Mama Chipeta and her baby girl, Seneca. Look how big she has grown!

So clearly going grey!

Against the light

28 11 2012

On a hill at sunset:

Corazon, Reya and S’aka.

Maiku and Copper.

A cap to another gorgeous day in the basin. But it’s scary dry. And no relief in sight.

Found Seneca, too. What a big girl she is!

Did any of you see the moon rise? She never disappoints. Lovely. Soooo lovely.

And I have no pix of this yet, but having seen almost everybody, I’m pretty sure Puzzle is with David and Shadow – and now you know who I *didn’t* see. I’ve been looking, though. 🙂 You’ll be the first to know when I do have picture-perfect pix!

A little blue

27 11 2012

Just because … I haven’t seen him but from afar for a while.

Kwana with his daddy, Chrome. Do you see how he’s turning grey?

Handsome little boy with the blue, blue eyes!

Fire and shadow

26 11 2012

Mr. Hayden:

This red boy isn’t missing any groceries, either! He’s always with Tenaz and Apollo, and on this evening, Aspen and Seven (previously featured) were with them.

What a handsome young mister he has become!


25 11 2012

And blessed.

Kootenai and Mysterium near sunset. Riches come in quiet moments that last far longer than gold. But every night – golden colors and healthy horses. Love.


24 11 2012

No, this isn’t a post about an expectant mama.

It’s about stallions going into winter with happy bellies! Look at these pudgy boys: Aspen (right) and Seven!

They were hanging out with youngsters Hayden, Tenaz and Apollo. Always nice to see the older boys guiding the younger generation.

Handsome misters. 🙂

Bay beauty

23 11 2012

Had a welcome sighting of this handsome bay boy:

Poco, sporting his fuzzy winter coat!

While I was taking pix of him, I hiked over to look at the double ponds to check the water status.

Good news!

The pond that was dug out in 2009 has good water! The second double pond – which was not dug out – has no water, but the center is muddy.

Interestingly, some of the ground between the road and the good pond was moist on the surface. Given that we haven’t had any moisture for a couple of weeks (and that, not much), that’s just something to “make ya go hmm.” Most of the ponds do still have water, and as noted in a couple of previous posts, there are some water-producing seeps in arroyos.

Keep dancing. Mother Nature, like BLM, moves at her own pace. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!

22 11 2012

This year, as every year, I am so thankful for the people in my life. For my family, above all, and for my friends who are like family.

I am grateful for one of the best years of my life and everything that came together that allows me to spend so much time with the mustangs that mean the world to me.

I am grateful for our Spring Creek Basin mustangs, these magical animals that make my heart sing every time I see them.

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

Be grateful for all the joys in your lives!

Water babies

21 11 2012

Finding water is serious business for wild horses. But there’s always time for a little fun!

See Killian (yearling) and Cassidy Rain (6 months old) drinking in an arroyo.

See Killian and Cassidy Rain play!

See Killian and Cassidy Rain, beautiful babies!