19 09 2015

Chrome and Winona

Aren’t they cute? 🙂 And they never seem to mind when the paparazzo catches them displaying affection of the sweetest kind.

Major mane

18 09 2015


Continuing with the awesome-mane theme, Chrome’s also is pretty remarkable.

The dreds that bind

16 09 2015


A mane that perfectly wild doesn’t happen by itself, you know. It’s molded and twisted and knotted by wind and rain and burrs and bits of greasewood and pieces of saltbush. Terra wears it magnificently well.

Shadowed run

15 09 2015


Under an ever-changing stormy sky that chased shadows and sunlight across the basin, Chipeta ran with the wind that carried a hint of rain … but didn’t fulfill its promise.

The hills are alive

14 09 2015


Pretty Temple, one of the mustangs that gives the landscape of Spring Creek Basin its magic.

‘Keep the Wild Horses Wild’

13 09 2015


Passing on good works: Mustang photographers and advocates Lynn Hanson and Carol Walker will present a film night featuring “American Mustang” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Natrona County Public Library in Casper, Wyo.

From the library’s website about the event:

“The Natrona County Public Library and Casper College will host Colorado Author and Wild Horse Photographer Carol Walker as well as feature a screening of the documentary ‘American Mustang’ on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room. The event is free and open to the public. The goal of the evening is to raise awareness and to promote a deeper understanding of the troubles currently facing wild horses in America.

“The evening will begin with a screening of “American Mustang,” a nature documentary with character-driven narrative. Shot in eight Western states, ‘American Mustang’ reveals the majestic wild horses of the American West by taking audiences on a journey through a landscape dotted by ranchers, wild horse advocates, government agencies and the public. The evening will conclude with a question and answer forum led by Carol Walker. Walker will address many of the controversies highlighted in ‘American Mustang.’ She will also discuss how wild horses are in danger of being displaced from the range by agricultural and energy interests. Copies of Walker’s book, ‘Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses,’ will be available for purchase, which she will sign following her talk.

“In collaboration with the event, local Wild Horse Photographers Chad and Lynn Hanson’s exhibition ‘Landscapes with Wild Horses,’ featuring years of exploration and iconic photography, opens Saturday, August 22 in the Library’s atrium. Showcasing the beauty of Central Wyoming’s wild horses at liberty, the exhibition consists of photographic images and statistics that transport visitors to a fragile slice of land where hundreds of wild horses make their home. ‘Landscapes with Wild Horses’ runs through Wednesday, September 30 and can be viewed by the public during regular library hours.”

If you’re in Wyoming, please plan to attend in order to encourage and support these advocates and their work to educate the public about mustangs!

The look that melts

12 09 2015

Houdini and Shane

More pretty girls who grace Spring Creek Basin – Houdini and Shane.

Pink ‘n blue ‘n grey

11 09 2015


Piedra is one of the loveliest mares in Spring Creek Basin (which is saying something given how gorgeous they ALL are).

Check out the grey mane at her withers … and the black mane are her crest. But look closely to see the cutest black-tipped graceful-long mustang ears you’ve ever seen.

In the middle …

10 09 2015

… of chewing … of swishing …


But just goshdarn gorgeous from any angle. 🙂


8 09 2015


He’s a big braw bay boy. Aspen, named for the upside-down aspen leaf on his forehead. No aspen (trees) in Spring Creek Basin, but those higher up the valley are starting their seasonal change. The cottonwoods won’t be far behind.