Knotty

30 06 2015
S'aka

S’aka

Wee mustang lad is not much taller than the greasewood.





Who doesn’t love pink?

29 06 2015
Grey in the pink glow of summer solstice sunset.

Summer solstice sunset

Our beloved and iconic wild stallion of Spring Creek Basin. His official name is Traveler; I called him Sir Grey long before I knew that name. He is loved by many, and rightly so.





Mares’ tails

28 06 2015

Houdini's tail

Feathery fineness. Swishing against breeze and bugs, a constant whispered conversation of contentment.

After some beautiful weather … blazing blue skies, day after day. We’d love some cloud cover, even wispy mares’ tails.





Neither mud nor tangles …

26 06 2015

… can take away her beauty.

Alegre

Alegre

Could she be any more stunning, washed and shined and brushed and combed? Doubtful.





NMA/CO fundraiser

23 06 2015

Attention locals: The Colorado chapter of the National Mustang Association plans to host a fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, with the film “Roaming Wild” at the center of the event. Funds raised from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit Spring Creek Basin mustangs and other wild horses in Southwest Colorado (potentially those in Mesa Verde National Park).

Find more information and buy tickets on NMA/CO’s website.

According to promotional material provided by the film, “Roaming  Wild offers an insider’s look at an  invisible battle unfolding in the American West over wild horses  on public lands. Wild  horses find themselves at the center of an age-defining  controversy  where the demands of modern  development are colliding with the needs of the wild. A fiery activist rescues horses from slaughter, a cattle rancher struggles to keep his way of life viable in the modern era, and an unlikely hero invents new possibilities. Each searching for a solution to the pressure on their own disappearing ways of life in the West, they can agree on one thing – the current ‘bandaid’ solution is failing them all.”

Among other things, this film addresses the benefits of fertility-control vaccine PZP, which has been used in Spring Creek Basin for four years. By slowing the population growth of the herd, at least one roundup has been prevented, a trend we hope to continue.

Sunflower Theatre in Cortez will provide the venue. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the silent auction, with appetizers and a cash bar available. The film will start at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, NMA/CO board members will be available for a question-and-answer session about issues challenging wild horses and burros, their advocates and managers.

We hope to see “old” friends and meet new ones interested in our mustangs!





Summer solstice

22 06 2015

Piedra, summer solstice sunset

Piedra, oh so pretty in the pink glow of almost-sunset on the longest day of the year.

Sometimes, it’s hard to be grateful *enough* for the incredible beauty of this world. To share that gratitude with those for whom you are supremely grateful is one of the simplest and most wonderful joys of this life.





Happy Father’s Day!

21 06 2015

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On this first day of summer, much love to all the dads out there! For your guidance and support, thank you.

My dad and mom recently visited, along with an uncle and cousin, and as always, we had a wonderful time. I am blessed with an awesome family!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in my family. You set a superb example for all of us!

Happy Father’s Day to dads everywhere, two-legged and four-!