Wild Horse Babies
Spring, and wild horse babies just go together. It seems there is usually a new baby or two in the herd, but in the spring there is even more. We were excited at the chance to see some new little ones, and we were not disappointed. There were a few that couldn’t have been more than a few days old. This little black one was tiny and his mom was keeping him safe from harm.
My niece named this one Peanut. What a cute, cute face this one has.
Al and I found Peanut again on Saturday. She was enjoying the sunshine of the afternoon.
This is one of my favorite mares, she is so beautiful. I was thrilled to see her with a beautiful new buckskin filly. This story does not end well though.
I took these photos Thursday afternoon, when this little family band was calm, and peaceful, enjoying their day. As I was photographing them, two 4 wheeler’s headed our way and scared them. They are chased by 4 wheeler’s in round ups, so they are of course scared of them. The 4 wheeler’s continued to push them up the dirt track, rather than pull off and let the family relax and maybe turn back the other way. I watched through binoculars as the family ran at least 4 or 5 miles. When I posted the photo of this little one on facebook that evening, someone commented they had seen her limping very badly after their huge run that afternoon. We went out on Saturday to find her, and check on her. We found the mom, but that was all. To say I am sad, and angered is an understatement. This little one would be fine today, if those people had just been thoughtful, and considerate.
This little colt was full of it.
Playing with a tumble weed.
Sweet baby and momma.
This one is probably a couple months old, and is mastering the whole laying down thing. When we watched Peanut lay down, she just kinda flopped over, all those long legs are hard to get use to.
Mom had to make sure everything was Ok. Isn’t she a beauty?
We call this buckskin Princess, she was born last year and is growing into such a beauty. She’s hanging out with her little brother.
These two are siblings as well. He is probably a few months old.
Hanging out together. He was so cute and fuzzy, we just wanted to pet him.
This one was having a good run with mom.
This pinto mare was exceptionally pregnant. She was hanging out separate from the heard, and the stallion was right there with her the whole time. We saw them every day, and hoped she would have her baby, but no such luck. I love how the stallion stays with her, to protect her though.
And finally, this is the little black colt from the photos above. He looks to me like a miniature, upcoming, Power and Beauty….the image at the top of the side bar.
Don’t you think?