Spring with the Wild Horses
Spring with the wild horses is the very best time, and we just spent 4 days out there photographing, and hanging out. So you know what you guys are in for in the upcoming blog posts.
Last months trip with the nieces was great, but I knew the grass would be green, the flowers would be out, and more foals would have been born. So we broke our own rule of going anywhere on a holiday weekend and headed out. One reason I wanted to go was to meet up with the 2 women who run the Wild Horse Photography Collective instagram and facebook pages. It was fun to meet them, and photograph the horses.
We got there mid afternoon on Friday, and after getting the RV settled, I headed out to see where the horses were, and to catch up with old horse friends.
Cute new guy.
This little colt is striking. His coloring is gorgeous, and he is so long legged.
It was windy, and dusty. This little one sought shelter under mom when the wind kicked up.
She is impossibly cute too. She has a mark on her shoulder almost identical to her mom.
There were a couple of new palomino pintos. This one had a hurt leg, and was limping a little bit. Hopefully she will recover.
She was certainly being looked after well.
This is the other palomino pinto. The dark mare is his mom, and the roan is what I call, “The sister wife.” The mares in a band all take part in watching, and raising the foals. It’s fascinating to watch. This band has just these two mares, and the stallion.
I saw Princess, with her little Prince. I hardly recognized her, she has gotten so dark. And that little colt has sure grown in the 6 weeks since I saw him last.
On the other end of that, we have Little Miss Mischief who has gotten quite light colored. Her mane has always been light, but now all of her is getting so impossibly beautiful.
Her cremello mom had a little one just recently too. I quite love the cremello, and it’s nice to see her growing up so healthy, she sure does make beautiful babies. This new one is going to be a knock out too.
The pinto behind the cremello, is her mom. So this is 3 generations.
Then there were these two. The gray foal is was so, so cute! When I first saw her, she was running, and jumping on the big sister.
It was interesting, because every time I saw these two, they were together with the mare who is the mom of the gray filly.
I started to wonder if there was a mom for the palomino. Then finally, I saw her go to a mare and nurse.
The evening is when the magic light happens, and it’s the best time to be out. These two…..the little colt was not going to let the sibling rest.
It’s also when the stallions get wound up.
The dark stallion ran pretty far, just to mix it up with this guy.
Talk about a “Dust up”.
It was another beautiful, and satisfying day with the wild herd.
More to come. ;-)