Photo Of The Week – 2/24/10

February 24, 2010

“Little Medicine” from the McCullough Peaks HMA – July, 2008. Little Medicine is the same foal pictured in my series of images (and video), entitled “The Stallion and the Foal.” She’s grown up a bit in this picture. There was a roundup of the McCullough Peaks horses this fall, but luckily, Little Medicine was re-released and is still out there on her home range.

The video:

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11 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 2/24/10”

  1. LoriProphoto Says:

    What a little doll. So glad she is still out there living life as nature intended!!

  2. LoriProphoto Says:

    Sorry forgot to check the boxes again!!! for followup comments!

  3. I am so glad she is free. We must keep all our horses free. mar

  4. She is adorable !! And the stallions were absolutely gorgeous. American wild horses are the most beautiful and intelligent in the world and are a national treasure. Their “managing for extinction” for a few greedy corporate ranchers and mining and drilling interests must be stopped.

  5. Margaret Says:

    I know their not the same breed but Little Medicine and Cloud would make beautiful babies together!

    I hope the BLM leaves her alone. And the stallion that protected her. After the care he took of her and fighting off the other two studs he deserves a bye permanently.

  6. Kim Zamudio Says:

    So sweet! Love the pix. I can’t wait til spring so I can get out with the horses again.

  7. equus5 Says:

    Are Chaco and Chiricahua still free? Is Chaco still caring for Little Medicine? She does remind me of Cloud!

  8. pnickoles Says:

    Lori – she really is a cutie. She had a truly remarkable beginning to life.

    Marilyn – always free!

    Barbara – You are absolutely right. Our wild horses are magnificent, smart and obviously kind as well. We are losing real treasures out there. It’s heartbreaking.

    Margaret – When I first saw her I thought of Cloud. 🙂

    I’m with you Kim. I want to get out with the wild horses!

    Equus5 – Both of the stallions were rounded up in the fall and re-released thank goodness. I’m not sure what family Little Medicine is with right now. I need to make another trip out there soon to find out. 🙂

  9. Deby Zimmerman Says:

    Pam, didn’t she get back with her mother?? Wouldn’t she still then be with that herd? The ONLY reason that all of this is happening is that BLM is making deals with oil companies and wind tower moguls like T.Boone Pickens. By ridding the ranges of ALL mustangs, there will be less reason for “tourists” to meddle and see what is happening to our lands……Ranchers will be adequately compansated so they will not say anything negative. Folks need to start looking into WHY ALL of these horses need to be removed from land that could hold twice their amounts successfully.

  10. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Deby,

    Yes, she was reunited with her mother as a foal, but she’s a coming 2 year old. No telling if she’s still with her family band or has been picked up by another stallion.

  11. Janet Carabello Says:

    Gorgeous baby. A very peaceful repose. What a contrast to the horror of the Calico roundup!

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