Thinking back, looking ahead

23 09 2021

Long-time readers know and adore our Raven girl. She came from Sand Wash Basin in October 2008 as a 2-year-old. Red dun Mona and apricot dun Kootenai came with her. Raven has had a few foals; Mona and Kootenai had one each. Kootenai’s Mysterium has had a few foals; Mona’s Shane hasn’t yet had a surviving foal. Mona died several years ago after complications from having a foal, and Kootenai disappeared a couple of years later.

We also have offspring from the 2001 introduction of mares from Sand Wash Basin to Spring Creek Basin: Dun Hollywood comes from that lineage, and buckskin Luna’s line has been particularly prolific (she has great-great-grandbabies in the basin!).

Spring Creek Basin’s partnership with Sand Wash Basin goes back at least two decades now. … And with our new girls carrying on the tradition, I hope it continues for a long time to come!


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23 09 2021
lovewildmustangs

The partnership between Sand Wash Basin and Spring Creek Basin is really fantastic and very wonderful. All of you who work so hard for the success of that partnership and the lives of the mustangs are to be congratulated. Thank y’all ❀️

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23 09 2021
TJ

For love of the mustangs. πŸ™‚ For love of the mustangs.

23 09 2021
Mark

so, that begs the question: Do any of Spring Creek fillies get to be taken to other areas? I know that it is really important to maintain diversity in blood lines.

23 09 2021
TJ

Good question, and the answer is this: not to date. Most herds are much larger than ours and don’t need the infusion of different genetics. And I don’t think we can afford to lose any of our precious strains. πŸ™‚

23 09 2021
Puller9

I had no idea Kootenai was a SWB girl. So sorry both she and Luna have disappeared. Didn’t know Ms. Raven was a SWB girl either. Thank you for the history. Hope the new girls enjoy their new digs and residents.

23 09 2021
TJ

Kootenai and Mona died, not Luna. Luna is alive and well and beautiful on a sanctuary. πŸ™‚

23 09 2021
Sue E. Story

Still miss Kootenai…and Raven, wonderful Raven; she is such a beauty and one of my favorites. Mona died before I could know her. Here’s hoping for a long and “prosperous life” for our new girls! I’m so grateful for this ongoing partnership with Sand Wash Basin.

24 09 2021
TJ

Hope you get to see the new girls during your visit!

24 09 2021
Pat

History is good to know!

24 09 2021
TJ

It helps us look into the future. πŸ™‚

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