Alert to all who go there

22 08 2021

It’s been a little while since Sundance has graced this blog. That’s because he likes to wander the far eastern side of Spring Creek Basin, and with the monsoon rains a few weeks ago and resultant erosion in places, it’s been a bit more difficult to access the farthest areas of the basin.

The couple of days before this image was taken, we got an amazing drenching of rain! It’s hard to see, but that’s the Spring Creek arroyo below Sundance, and it was still pretty muddy and mushy from the running water. All of the ponds I saw on my route were FULL. Not just “they have water now” but literally full to the brim. If the initial sightings of the ponds with water was an immense joy, this recent sighting of them all FULL was just incredible!

Sundance and his mare had already made their way to the pond behind me, and in this image, he’s catching sight of another band making their way to their evening drink. Such a seemingly simple thing … which hasn’t been simple at all during our ongoing drought. We are so amazingly grateful for the rain and for the mustangs to have relatively “easy” access to ponds again!


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7 responses

22 08 2021
Trish

So happy for you and the wonderful mustangs ! Not to mention other critters who inhabit the basin !

22 08 2021
Pat

What a great picture and lesson of the wild horse travels to find water.

22 08 2021
Sue E. Story

Always looking elegant and other-worldly, Mr. Sundance impresses yet again! I love the light shining in his mane. And full ponds! What wonderful news, TJ. It’s been awhile and I’m so grateful to read this!

22 08 2021
Karen Ann Schmiede

So gratefull for the rain!

22 08 2021
baileytan

So, so very thankful.

22 08 2021
Martha Kennedy

This is so beautiful.

25 08 2021
lovewildmustangs

Such joyful news TJ😁👍

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