Walking ahead

30 01 2013

Piedra and daughter Temple.

Temple will be a year old in April. In this image, she followed mama Piedra, grazed with her and then walked ahead. Forging her own way in the world. Figuratively, still, at this point. Our babies are growing up!





Looking out for baby

29 01 2013

Ty and his baby girl, Seneca.

Daddy Ty, like most stallion daddies, is a very good daddy! Seneca likes to hang out with him. I love his stance of casual protection while baby girl grazes right beside him. Mama Chipeta grazes contentedly in the background.





Kisses in snow

28 01 2013

Chipeta gets some love from daughter Seneca.

Baby Seneca is about 4 months old now. Still giving mama kisses. 🙂

Note the lack of snow on the hill in the background. This weekend, we got rain – RAIN! In January! But we do not complain about moisture in any form, even though it has left the area a soggy, sodden, saturated, simply wonderfully wet mess! Hopefully the  great amount of moisture will seep into the thirsty earth before the cold returns and turns mudville into ice-central!





Rimmed

26 01 2013

Kestrel and daughters Juniper and Madison.

Kestrel and two of her three girls. Both Juniper (middle) and Madison (left) were sired by Comanche.





Into the morning light

25 01 2013

Bounce against the north ridges.

Bounce, sire of Aurora in the previous post. They’re both black with a nearly identical right hind fetlock – you can only barely see the upper part of Bounce’s because of the snow. Additionally, Aurora sports the tiniest, barest crescent of an almost-there “star” on her forehead.

He has been following Hollywood’s and Comanche’s bands for a little while now. This particular morning wasn’t the first I’ve seen him and Aurora fairly close together.





Herdin’ girls

23 01 2013

Mona and Aurora were hanging out with Bounce. Bounce is following Hollywood’s and Comanche’s bands. Bounce is Aurora’s daddy, but she’s in Hollywood’s band now. Mona is definitely Hollywood’s mare. They wandered as they grazed, and pretty soon, Mona and Aurora and Bounce were on one side of a shallow arroyo, and everybody else was on the other side. Hollywood looked and grazed, then looked and made a decision, and he trotted down the hill and across the arroyo, bluffed Bounce away and brought his girls back to the fold.

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Even in his snaking attitude, he’s so cute. Look at his nostril all puckered up. I wish I hadn’t chopped Aurora’s ears off, but I was focused on Holls when she trotted up the hill between us.

And that Aurora looks just like daddy … and mama Alegre. She’s really a beautiful blending of both.





22 01 2013

Grey, Mariah and Houdini

Grey/Traveler did his best to bring the girls to me, but wise Houdini wasn’t having any of it. Can you see Mariah’s face greying?