Wild Horses of Wyoming
We left South Dakota last Tuesday. The weather was pretty yucky the whole time, so we were glad to go. We got our drivers licences taken care of though, so we are good for another 5 years.
We spent that night at Independence Rock in Wyoming, which we have done before. It’s a rest stop, a historical place, and a nice place for an evening walk. The wind was blowing hard all night, yep…that part of Wyoming gets the wind, and we were ready to hit the road early in the morning.
When we got to Green River, we decided to do something we have always wanted, and that was to find the wild horses in the area. I did some reading and learned that going on the Wild Horse loop road is best if started in Green River. The road goes through the back country, and connects in Rock Springs. Of course we had the RV, but the dirt road looked really good, so off we went.
We tried to find a place to unhook, and leave the RV but didn’t have any luck. The area is hilly, with the road doing a steady uphill climb, so no flat spots anywhere.
We could see about 12 horses way off the road, so we parked, and walked to them. This is called Pilot Butte, and I was happy to get a couple horses with it in the background.
This mare, the same in the first two images, has such a pretty mane. That silvery color was gorgeous.
Within the same small herd, was this stallion. Talk about mane! He was amazing.
Rock star material.
There were 2 small separate bands, each with a stallion and a couple of mares. This beautiful mare was obviously pregnant, and we saw one or two that were from this spring.
As we were watching both bands, the stallions started walking toward each other. They gave us a nice show.
That was worth the whole trip right there. As we were leaving the area, we saw several more horses, here and there.
This mare had a really messy mane.
It was so nice to get a wild horse fix. We didn’t find very many, like I do in Utah, but what we did see was amazing.