Adding scars

6 07 2013

Sundance on the north hills.

Sundance in soft, scrumptious, sensational light. (Like that?) The boy is recovering from what seems to have been a bit of a wild-horse-heiney-kicking. At least he still has his girls. And I almost hate to say it, but he doesn’t seem to have given nearly as bad as he got. He has some gashes and scrapes and cuts, and he was moving a bit stiffly. None of the other stallions look like they’ve been in a (recent) fight.

If mustangs could talk, what “war stories” they could tell.

But he’s still awfully handsome, isn’t he?

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.

Compare the hair

29 05 2013

Sundance and Comanche compare hair.

Sundance and Comanche have a little after-dinner chat. Who knew stallions were really talking about their “do’s” – as in hair-do’s – when they get together. (We all thought they were talking about their mares’ do’s!)

Smile, and enjoy your day. 🙂


25 05 2013

Sundance checking out Hollywood's and Comanche's bands.

Sundance watches Hollywood’s and Comanche’s bands near sunset on a windy day in Spring Creek Basin.


24 04 2013


Sundance. Grey on shadowed blue hills with a touch of green. Clouds at sunset.


21 04 2013

Sundance and Kootenai

Sundance and Kootenai.

This happened almost like the Disney dogs (“Lady and the Tramp”) eating spaghetti; Sundance and Kootenai grazed closer and closer till their faces were touching. It lasted about 1.5 seconds. Then Sundance grazed away, leaving Kootenai just there, with that same wide-eyed look … before she also turned away to continue grazing.

At this point, I’m pretty sure both mares are pregnant (and I don’t think Kootenai is due as long from now as August!?). Skywaker nursing a few weeks ago must have caught Raven in a generous mood. Although I have heard of mares nursing both their newborns and their yearlings, I haven’t seen it here (yet?).

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.

Center stage

20 02 2013

Sundance and Skywalker

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