30 04 2013

Aspen against the La Sal Mountains at the end of the day.

My absolute favorite line from Opus Moon’s “Wild Horse Anthology” is from “Illusion”: “No one knows … where they go … as they slip into the shadows of the earth.”

That’s like saying any one mustang is my favorite. 🙂

Aspen, walking into the twilight shadows at the end of the day under the La Sals, epitomizes that line for me.

This music … every line is a favorite. If you don’t have this CD, get it. Period.

Signs of shedding

19 04 2013

Aspen, watching over young Hayden - from a safe distance.

Aspen on a windy day was gamely providing “gotcher back” to Hayden – from a distance – where it was, you know, safe(r). But he couldn’t let the kid get himself into trouble, so here he was. Ready. Just in case.

Note that he’s starting to shed his winter coat. A little more snow today that didn’t come close to sticking made it still chilly. Don’t shed all at once, pal.


14 04 2013

The wind was ruffling their manes and tails and forelocks, but they – Hayden, indeed – were completely unruffled by our presence.


Hayden is not pictured in this lineup because he had started walking up the road to where I had stopped the Jeep.

From left: Tenaz (almost 3), Apollo (almost 2), Killian (!) (almost 2) and Aspen (probably 11+).

A couple of visits ago, Killian was not with mama Roja and her band (Storm’s band, which includes Gaia and her daughter, Cassidy Rain). I hoped he hooked up with the bachelor boys; he did! Aren’t they the picture of innocence in the pic above? 🙂 Killian appears to be an “off” shade of bay because he will turn grey, like his sire, Seven.

And, because I can’t leave him out, and because he was posing so handsomely for my friend Nancy, who was lying on the ground to photograph him, Mister Hayden:

Hayden, watching Nancy on the ground taking pix of him.

Love, love, love his heart-star. From the cutest baby to quite a handsome young mister, this Grey/Traveler son is filling out very well.

As you can tell, it was a pretty windy day. Rain is in the forecast; all dances, finger- and toe-crossing welcome!

Our friend Ann also was with us for a visit to the horses. We saw Shadow and her baby girl (and Seven and Puzzle) but from a very great distance.

I also want to give a shout to friends Sue and Roy, who also were visiting the horses. Roy was the first to spot last year’s first foal of the year AND named her: Mariah. What a gorgeous girl she is growing up to be.

3 bay buds

8 03 2013

Apollo, Tenaz and Aspen. Hayden also is with the bachelor band.

Left to right: Apollo (almost 2), Tenaz (almost 3) and Aspen (9-ish or older). Sorrel Hayden (3) also is with the group of bachelor pals.

The misters had been with elder Poco earlier. It was good to see him for the first time after the winter. He looks pretty good – and if I’d gotten to them earlier, I might have had a pic of FOUR bay buds!


24 11 2012

No, this isn’t a post about an expectant mama.

It’s about stallions going into winter with happy bellies! Look at these pudgy boys: Aspen (right) and Seven!

They were hanging out with youngsters Hayden, Tenaz and Apollo. Always nice to see the older boys guiding the younger generation.

Handsome misters. 🙂

Aspen at sunset

23 10 2012

What, you thought this would be a post about Colorado’s colorful trees?

Aspen and Seven were hanging out with Traveler’s band.

Spring Creek Basin boasts a few cottonwoods in various locations, but it’s too low (elevation) for aspen. The cottonwoods along Disappointment Creek are blazing. Some are past peak now, but they’re gorgeous!

Boys on the go

8 09 2012

These boys were moving across Wildcat Valley the other night while I was visiting Comanche’s and Hollywood’s bands.

Seven, Bounce, Kreacher, Aspen, Apollo, Tenaz and Hayden at sunset.