A joy to the heart

16 06 2013

Skywalker with stepdaddy Sundance; mama Raven is immediately to the left.

And that’s about all I have to say about this image.

Bringing you love from Spring Creek Basin: Skywalker and his stepdaddy, Sundance.

Happy Father’s Day. 🙂

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.

Some lovin’

9 04 2013

Skywalker and stepdaddy Sundance

Well, it looks like some lovin’, but it was Skywalker’s sneaky (yeah, right) attempt to get stepdaddy Sundance to play with him. Which didn’t happen. The grass was too much to pass up for play time.

This doesn’t show Skywalker’s belly in all its little-boy roundness, but he looks about as round as his mama Raven and “auntie” Kootenai. I’ll post some pix of the girls soon and let YOU all be the judges. Maybe so, maybe no? They should be, they might be, they ought to be. We ought to see soon enough.

Raven still was nursing Skywalker a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t see him nurse in the short time I spent with them on this particular evening. She does seem round … but not huge? Same with Kootenai, who did not have a foal last year (not that survived), but who otherwise might not be due until August. Healthy, they are most definitely.


WE GOT RAIN! Marvelous, glorious, lovely rain. Picture the world green. My favorite color.

Somebody upstairs is finally givin’ us some lovin’. And we are grateful!

Where the water is …

8 04 2013

… the wild things are:


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.

Looking at you!

23 03 2013


Skywalker looking over mama Raven’s ear, very last light of day. He’s a big boy … and still nursing. Mama doesn’t look all that pregnant; she’s usually huge. Her due date is in mid-May.

Center stage

20 02 2013

Sundance and Skywalker

Young mister Skywalker and stepdaddy Sundance. The boy always steals the show.

Not weaned yet

11 02 2013


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.

Happy 2013!

1 01 2013

Skywalker and Musterium

Brother Skywalker and sister Mysterium. Their sire is Kreacher.

For all of us, I wish a beautiful year full of compassion, peace and happiness.

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.


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.

Seeing double

30 11 2012

Raven and Skywalker

Great big boy, and isn’t it amazing how much he looks like mama? For now!