Wild Foals in Wild Flowers
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I don’t think there could be anything cuter than a wild foal, in wild flowers. On the last morning visiting the horses, I got lucky with just that.
This little one was losing his winter coat, and looked like he had a mask on.
Dark coat, light flowers.
This brand new filly was loving her nap in the grass.
Here, let me just bite your nose.
Little Miss Mischief’s brother was doing his best to be a pesky little brother.
This mare is incredibly beautiful.
The whole band is gorgeous actually. These are the mares, and then of course the two foals.
This gray and white, is the stallion. He’s a pretty powerful guy, and is never afraid to mix it up with other stallions.
What cute kids they make.
The day before I took these pictures it rained, and rained, and rained some more. It must have been tiring for the little ones, because they were all taking naps in the sunshine the next morning.
This colt was one of the first ones born this spring. This stallion, is one of the pinto brothers that I have talked about before. Apparently, he fought with one of the other stallions, and stole his two mares. My friend was out there when it happened, and said it was pretty intense. The stallion who lost has never recovered from the fight, and has a bad limp now. I feel bad for him, because he was always one of the big contenders out there. Anyway, this colt is clearly not the pintos, but that doesn’t matter in the horse world.
This is another family band. This group has a few more mares, and the stallion was a busy guy keeping everyone together. In a larger band like this, there will be the lead stallion, and another stallion that some call the lieutenant. He is there to help the lead stallion, and protect the mares from other stallions who may want to sneak in and get a mare or two. It’s a lot of work.
You can see the back knee on this guy has been kicked.
We saw two stallions out there with big gashes in their shoulders. Somehow, they recover.
But wouldn’t you fight over a pretty mare like this?
This image is just cute. These two yearlings were sharing the stick the small gray one found.
Visiting these guys is good for my soul. Catching up with who is doing what, just makes me a happy person.
I want to share this photo my friend Jamie Bollschweiler took of me. Her and her husband spend a lot of time photographing the horses too, and they were out the other evening when the sunset was so awesome. I’m so grateful she shared this with me, because this shows just how I feel out there.
The BLM has announced their summer round up schedule, and this herd is on the list. For some stupid reason they feel the need to remove 50 horses and send them to horsey jail. Infuriates me beyond words. All told in all western states, they plan to remove over 5000 horses.
The American Wild Horse Campaign works tirelessly for the wild horses and burros. They advocate PZP birth control, have brought lawsuits against unscrupulous ranchers, and regularly go before congress. But they need donations to do all this work. I have always donated 15% of wild horse photo sales from my website to AWHC, so have a look at the new images I’ve added and see if there is anything you can’t live without. Also, if you have seen an image here on the blog you like, that is not on the photo website, email me about a print.