“Cloud” – Wild Stallion of the Pryor Mtns.

March 4, 2009

Like many others who have fallen in love with the wild horses, it was filmmaker Ginger Kathrens’ portrayal of a wild stallion in the Pryor Mountains of Montana that inspired me to go see this horse for myself several years ago. It was an unexpected, life changing experience.

Horses have always been in my blood, but the wild horses hold a special place in my heart. Beautiful, hardy and very family oriented, I find them fascinating. Observing and documenting the wild horses over the years has motivated me to fight for their protection/preservation. The goal of my photographs, DVD’s and this Blog is to better acquaint people with these incredible animals and possibly inspire folks to act on their behalf.

The pictures below are of the famous Cloud – wild stallion of the Pryor Mountains. I believe Cloud is 13 now (14 on May 29, 2009). My hope is that he will always run free on the mountain.

Handsome boy, Cloud

Handsome boy, Cloud



Cloud and band stallion, Prince

Cloud and band stallion, Prince

Cloud and band stallion, Chino

Cloud and band stallion, Chino

Cloud and band stallion, Chino

Cloud and band stallion, Chino

Cloud and his grandson, Image

Cloud and his grandson, Image

Cloud and Shadow, who is also known as Hailstorm

Cloud and Shadow, who is also known as Hailstorm

Cloud and Arrow

Cloud and Arrow


Pearly whites

Pearly whites

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14 Responses to ““Cloud” – Wild Stallion of the Pryor Mtns.”

  1. Geri Dunn Says:

    I really love your pictures and insight into the wild horses. Thank you for sharing! Geri

  2. I your Fan!!
    I like you and your horses, your photography.

    With love from Russia.

  3. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks Geri – I’m glad you’re enjoying the posts and photos. Are you a fan of the wild horses?

  4. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks Maress. I appreciate your nice comments. 🙂

  5. I bad speeck englihs, but your photographs its good. 🙂 I’m sorry.

  6. Restore Our American Mustangs (ROAM) Act, sponsored by House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick Rahall for a vote tomorrow Contact your represenatative ASAP!!

    FRIDAY, July 24, 2009
    Great Pictures!!

  7. Hi Pam,
    I really enjoy and admire your work. I am a Equine Artist (self-taught) and would like to purchase some of your photos to use in my paintings. Please let me know the cost.

  8. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Rebekah – thanks for your kind words. Please e-mail me at info@NickolesPhotography.com regarding your question about photos. 🙂

  9. Emma Says:

    Thank you for posting your beautiful photos.

  10. Julie Miller Says:

    Cloud is such a handsome boy. My hope is that he and all of the other Wild horses continue to run free. Thanks for such wonderful pictures of Cloud and all of the other wonderful horses.

    Thank you,
    Julie Miller

  11. Melissa Cameron Says:

    Beautiful pictures. He is so handsome when he postures, and then to see him with his family is so precious. Thank you for sharing with us.

  12. Lynn Van Gilder Says:

    What a gorgeous stallion. I hope he remains free and wild

  13. tyla hodgson Says:

    i hope he lives for ever

  14. tyla hodgson Says:

    hes a gorgeous wild horse

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