In the folds

30 11 2018


Puzzle in the lovely late light that accentuates the folds and furrows of late autumn in Spring Creek Basin. You’d never know winter was on our horizon by the still-dry conditions. We’ll take rain or snow, but we need moisture.

Lovely lady of the wild

29 11 2018


Lady Winona of Spring Creek Basin.

My GOODNESS, isn’t she stunning?!

True gold

28 11 2018

Gaia; La Sal Mountains


Just that. 🙂

Shadow between the peaks

27 11 2018

Shadow; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Another bluebird day with just a little Shadow on the land. 🙂

Always a presence

26 11 2018


Skywalker the handsome. What a hunk. 🙂

All the beautiful long way

25 11 2018

Hollywood's band; Filly Peak

Sometimes the long view is the best view.

Still thankful

24 11 2018


Sundance, he of the flaming mane, strides toward the end of day in Spring Creek Basin.

Stout boy in a big land

23 11 2018

Killian; La Sal Mountains

It looks like he’s watching me, but Killian was watching some of his band coming out of the trees behind me. I was glad of that … otherwise, he wasn’t posing at all like the handsome mustang he is. 🙂



22 11 2018

Pitch and Kwana

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There’s so much for which I am grateful.

Today is a day when, all across this country, we sit down with family members and friends who are like family – family we’ve mixed and matched and made our own – and share food and laughter and love. We don’t have to sit, of course; I like to hike with my four-legged family, across the ridges and plateaus and mesas and through the arroyos. 🙂

‘Tis the season of gratitude, and I am grateful for every single day I am fortunate to spend in Disappointment Valley and Spring Creek Basin with these amazing mustangs.

For my family, I’m immensely grateful. They set me on this path of horses before ever I was a twinkle in their eyes because THEY were fortunate enough to grow up with horses. 🙂 Thanks, Mom and Dad. Though I won’t see any of them this holiday, I’m very grateful that my brother, Jeff, was able to, at the last minute, fly home to Texas to enjoy a few days.

For all those I’ve met on this amazing journey following the mustangs, I’m wonderfully grateful. Thank you for all you do, however and from wherever you do it.

Be grateful in this life. It’s an amazing world out there, and every day is a day of gratitude!

Glorious, always

21 11 2018

Mariah; McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Do you think they also like to take moments during the day to admire the view?