A little bitta

24 07 2013

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Kootenai and Raven explore the edges of another pond that has a little bit of water in it. Some more sprinkles fell over the basin, but we need a nice little downpour. We’re not greedy, but more than less is needed. 🙂





Big-belly mamas

14 06 2013

Kootenai, Skywalker, Raven and Sundance.

Kootenai, left, and Raven, the other one with the big belly, are counting the days – or they would if they could count. They’re big mamas-to-be.





Girls

11 04 2013

Here’s a current look at Sundance’s girls Raven and Kootenai:

Kootenai

Kootenai

Raven

Raven

Pretty, happy, healthy girls.





Where the water is …

8 04 2013

… the wild things are:

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Raven, Sundance, Skywalker, Kootenai and Mysterium drink at the trickle, which still is trickling. Corona was waiting her turn.

Lots of deer tracks here, too.





Raven at rest

25 03 2013

Raven's hind hooves.

Raven’s hind hooves. Wild, muddy, healthy hooves.





Not weaned yet

11 02 2013

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Skywalker doesn’t have much longer to nurse before mama Rave starts to wean him in preparation for her new baby. But by the looks of this sweet mama, she’s in no hurry to wean her big baby boy. Love how she seems to be hugging him, content in the late-day light.

This was taken last week. Yesterday, the basin – at least parts of – got about 5 inches of snow. What a relief.





Snow ponies

26 12 2012

When first spotted last week, only Raven, Skywalker and Sundance were visible. Kootenai, in her photo in a previous post, is so alert because I had just come over a rise and found her and Mysterium. They were out of sight until I was right above them.

Raven and Skywalker in the snow.

Mama and mini-me – Raven and Skywalker.

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Handsome Sundance. He really does have eyes under that gorgeous forelock!

Mysterium still is nursing from mama Kootenai!

Yes, Mysterium still is nursing.

Raven, Skywalker and Sundance watched Hollywood’s and Comanche’s bands below them on the hill for a while, then followed me to where Koootenai and Mysterium were grazing by themselves. Kootenai is fairly independent and often can be found grazing somewhat separate from the others. They’re never too far away, and young Sundance is a calm and confident stallion to let them wander.