Catching up with old wild horse friends
One thing that is particularly nice about visiting the same wild horse herd, is catching up with old wild horse friends. It’s so fun to see them grow, develop their personality, and even start their own family.
This little filly was one of the first wild horses I photographed, and really fell in love with. I have always called her Princess, because her coloring is so beautiful. Especially now that she is an adult. This is the first image I took of her in June 2016.
This is Princess with her little brother in November 2016.
This is also November of 2016.
With the little brother in April 2017. We watched her both times play with the little brother, and generally be a good big sister.
These next 3 are April 2017 too. You can see how at a year old she is really growing into her beauty.
Her silver mane is what draws me to her. Doesn’t she look like a Princess?
I saw her last fall, and she looked great. So when we I went this past week I really wanted to find her and see how she was. I suspected she may be a mom this year. I didn’t find her until my very last evening there. And yep, she is a mom!
She has an adorable little colt. I suppose he will have to be called Prince.
And she is a good momma.
Remember Little Miss Mischief?
She is growing up beautiful too. She wasn’t too mischievous, at least not when I saw her.
And my favorite little filly from last fall was Little Knee Socks.
She wintered well, and now has a pesky little brother.
Thursday after the nieces left, we drove south to find the other herd again. These two young stallions were so funny “fighting” with each other.
Ya, the buckskin is a bit of a trouble maker I would say.
When I got looking at these photos, I thought this buckskin had to be the same little one I saw creating trouble in November of 2016. And sure enough, it is.
I remember he got into trouble with dad that day.
It really would have been funny if that was the same young stallion he was tussling with, but it isn’t.
One little one I really wanted to find was Dot. She was so fun all last year, and had the cutest personality.
Sadly, I found out just the other day that she got injured somehow recently, and the BLM went out and put her down. So sad! Out of all the little foals born last year, that I know of 6 didn’t make it. I think that’s an argument right there that BLM needs to stop round ups. Obviously all the foals born in a year don’t make it.
I am looking forward to watching the little ones born this year grow up healthy and strong, and there were more favorite mares out there that have yet to give birth. So next trip, should be a fun one too.