2nd Annual Wild Horse Camping Trip with the Nieces
Everyone loved the view from there.
And of course….we saw wild horses. There are a lot of new babies, so that’s always fun to see.
Little ankle biter.
This little one was way too curious. He started walking up to us the first evening, so we quickly backed away. The dad had something to say about it and came and got him and the mom away.
There was a lot of resting going on, with the foals and the adults. Our second morning there, we found the herd and half of them were sound asleep laying down in the grass.
This is not her baby, her baby was laying just to the side of her. I just loved the way the foal was framed in her legs though.
This is her little one.
The last evening that the girls were with us, we drove south to try and find what is called, the southern herd. As we were driving and searching, Al spotted these guys. They were way out, so we couldn’t really tell if they were young coyotes, or foxes. I jumped out of the truck and started walking very slowly towards them. It was obvious they were outside a den, so I would stop and take photos every couple of minute in case they ducked underground. It soon became obvious they were foxes. I got closer than I thought they would allow, probably around 40 yards, but not wanting to disturb them, I took some last shots and walked back to the truck. I did some googling, and found out they are kit fox. I now think this was mom and dad, and there may have been pups in the den.
After the fox encounter, we kept looking for the horses. We did find them, but they were way far away. The girls were up for a good walk though, and it was a nice evening. The main part of the herd, about 50 horses, was too far away but we did find a small band of about 7 horses. This is the infamous one eared palomino. He’s looking a little older, and not quite as stocky. But, he still has all his mares.
It was a really nice evening to end the girls trip on.
And we had a nice sunset too.
My mom and her hubby came and picked up the girls Thursday morning, and we were able to spend another night.
More horse images from our last day, coming up in another post.