“Utah” – McCullough Peaks, WY

March 29, 2009

Meet Utah – a black, 1999 Sabino stallion from the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area. I’m going to fess up and admit that Utah is one of my favorite mustangs from any area. There’s just something about him that both my husband and I love and admire. Well, and he’s a handsome fellow. He was part of the first group of horses that we saw on our initial trip to McCullough Peaks. He was a bachelor stallion at that time, trying desperately to steal a mare and start a family. When we saw Utah last spring, he was in the company of two young mares, Shakira (a black Tobiano) and Two Bears (a bay Tobiano). Though we were too early to see them, both mares had little Utah babies last year.




Utah sparring with Hooter

Utah sparring with Hooter






Utah with another bachelor stallion

Utah with another bachelor stallion


Utah with mare Shakira

Utah with mare Shakira

Utah and mare Two Bears

Utah and mare Two Bears

Two Bears, Shakira and Utah

Two Bears, Shakira and Utah

Band stallion, Utah

Band stallion, Utah

13 Responses to ““Utah” – McCullough Peaks, WY”

  1. Billie Says:

    He is so gorgeous!! I fell in love with him when I first saw your photos. Maybe someday I will see him in person.

  2. pnickoles Says:

    I had already gotten a file ready of Utah’s photos, but when you told me how much you liked him on the DVD, I moved up my timing to feature him. 🙂 I can take you to see him whenever you’re ready…

  3. Lea Williams Says:

    Beautiful Pictures. Wish I could see him. He is just awesome. Your pictures are just so fantastic.

  4. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks Lea. Utah is a handsome boy. I can’t wait to get back and see what his foals look like! (I’ve added your Blog link).

  5. TJ Says:

    Wow. He’s the epitome of wild-stallion wildness! Gorgeous! I wanna go, too! 🙂

  6. pnickoles Says:

    I wish we could all pack up and go see him now! Sometime this spring/summer? Let’s try. 🙂

  7. Billie Says:

    Let’s go!

  8. Shelly Says:

    WOW WOW WOW !!!
    O.k. I will admit I was drawn by the photos and then I read your blog. The goose bumps that Stallion gave me WOW! I can’t wait to see your photos of the foals.
    You take amazing photos that come to life when looking at them. You should be very proud of your work.
    Take care and keep up the good work.

  9. Pam, Was he released? Maybe he was not caught? Hope so.. Mar

  10. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Marilyn,

    Just today on Carol’s blog post about the roundup, I saw that she had a photo of Utah in the corrals. He was released is my understanding.

  11. That’s great, Pam. Thanks. mar

  12. […] Last January I received an e-mail from a young girl who wanted to know about a horse on my website. He looked like her “Dream Horse” that she called Abafalth. The photo was of one of my favorite stallions, so I told her all about Utah from the McCullough Peaks HMA in Wyoming. (a link to a previous post about Utah and his family with more photos: https://nickolesphotography.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/utah-mccullough-peaks-wy/) […]

  13. This just so wonderfull, what a beautiful horse, what beautiful horses!!
    Great photos!
    I read he is with the McCullough Peaks Herd Management AreaLets, since im swedish living in Sweden, i wunder is this heard “safe” from round-ups or is this heard also in danger for captivity?
    My very best, Marie Lindberg, Sweden

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