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26 07 2013

Juniper

Juniper watches the horses in Hollywood’s band nearby. Those flecks all over her are bits of mud.





Purple mustang majesty

17 04 2013

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Big girl Madison looks back toward daddy Comanche and Hollywood’s band at the purple-mountains-majesty end of day. Mama Kestrel and big sister Juniper graze in the background.





Going … going …

15 03 2013

Juniper naps on a warm spring day.

Juniper was a sleepy girl …

Juniper succumbs to a lovely, warm spring day.

… on a lovely, warm spring day …

Juniper succumbs to a lovely, warm spring day.

… and she’s gone. 🙂

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Juni down for the count with sister Madison and mama Kestrel. Daddy Comanche was behind them to the right.

What a lovely day. And there’s a blush of green across the hills. As dry as it is, that’s nice to see.





Snow run

26 02 2013

Comanche's and Hollywood's bands.

Comanche brings up the rear of a mix of his and Hollywood’s bands: Juniper, Madison, Kestrel, Temple and Piedra. Pre-dawn a week or so ago.





Rimmed

26 01 2013

Kestrel and daughters Juniper and Madison.

Kestrel and two of her three girls. Both Juniper (middle) and Madison (left) were sired by Comanche.





The world according to Kestrel

28 12 2012

Pretty buckskin girl Kestrel stood napping in one place during most of my last visit. Watching, too. The world revolved around her.

Kestrel and Hollywood

Hollywood’s band still is very close to Comanche’s band. In fact, the casual observer would never realize these are two distinct families. This dynamic may or may not be unique among wild horses, but it’s fairly unique within our herd (“the pintos” come to mind, only recently separated into Ty’s band and Corazon’s band).

Kestrel and Temple (Hollywood x Piedra)

Baby Temple, daughter of Hollywood and Piedra, grazes her way behind Kestrel.

Kestrel, Filly Peak in the background.

Kes in her wide, snowy world!

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Kestrel’s handsome stallion, Comanche.

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Mama Kestrel and her yearling daughter (and Comanche’s), Juniper.

Kestrel

Isn’t she gorgeous? Like her mama, Luna, like her firstborn daughter, Winona. (As Winona grows up, it’s incredible how much she resembles Kestrel; her likely sire is Mouse, who was removed last year.)





Merry Christmas!

25 12 2012

To all lovers of all creatures wild and free, I wish you every beauty and joy of the season. Be happy. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and to our wild ones. Treat each other kindly and with compassion.

Juniper and mama Kestrel

Above all, love.