Photo Of The Week – 3/31/10

March 31, 2010

El Mariachi

A little teaser image of El Mariachi from our trip to Arizona last week. We had a wonderful visit with Michael Blake, El Mariachi, Hope and the rest of the “herd” made even more special by having Mom along (now in remission) and my niece Ariel who had never “met” El Mariachi before our trip. What a great time and the horses looked fabulous. I was fortunate to witness more of their interactions that I will share in a detailed post that I hope to have up by sometime next weekend.

Reminder: Due by April 2nd – Please submit your comments regarding the impending Adobe Town and Salt Wells roundups. Read about it here: Comments may be mailed or hand delivered to: 280 Hwy 191 North, Rock Springs, WY, 82901 or emailed to Include “Adobe Town & Salt Wells Creek HMAs Scoping Comments” in the subject line.

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16 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 3/31/10”

  1. LoriProphoto Says:

    He looks awesome Pam, cant wait to see and hear more!!!

  2. Rachael Waller Says:

    🙂 makes me smile my 3 strikes sister!

  3. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks Lori – I’m going through the photos as fast as I can. 🙂

    I like that Rachael – we are 3-Strikes sisters! Both blessed by the survivors…

  4. mustangdreams... Cat Kindsfather Says:

    He looks fantastic!!! Great to see him and love your shot with the cacti in front of him. A pretty green scene for Arizona! I still am amazed by the whole story you shared about Mariachi, from his HMA, through roundups, 3 strikes, the vet and finally to Michael Blake & his loving care. If not for you, what would have become of him, especially @ 3 strikes! I think the whole chain of events, your dedication to him and the extreme flip flop of sorrows and joys, makes for a great story/film, especially now in this turmoil with wild horse issues! Come on Michael!! I hope you will do it.

  5. Linda H Says:

    Oh Pam, he’s beautiful (I guess I should say “handsome”). Can’t wait to see the rest of them with your narrative.

  6. He is looking good, Pam. There is a sparkle in his eye. I think he has made a true recovery and has found trust in his surroundings and those with him. No longer adjusting; he is home. It shows. mar

  7. mustangdreams... Cat Kindsfather Says:

    Good post Mar, he does look so healthy and comfortable.

  8. Nicole Vinson Says:

    YAY i am so excited to hear about the visit. He looks soooo good just like he used to in the wild!!! I cant wait to hear about it. Do you think that he would breed Hope??? That would be exciting.

  9. Chris $ Says:

    Looks like a landmine of prickly pear and cholla, but I guess he knows what he’s doing…. He’s looking regal.

  10. Vicki Freiberger Says:

    Pam, all I can say is, “HE’S BACK!”
    He looks like your original photos before he went to 3 Strikes!! Actually, maybe he looks better. He definitely is proud and has his dignity back. Thanks for keeping us up to date!
    Vicki Freiberger

  11. zumagirl Says:

    Looks a bit better than he did when I saw him last year at Dr. Furmans. My 10 from there are all doing wonderful, now the re-homing process for a few begins.

  12. TJ Says:

    He looks fabulous! So glad you and your family were able to go down and visit him and Hope and the rest of your “extended herd”! Can’t wait to see more!

  13. LoriProphoto Says:

    I meant to say that the first thing that struck me when I looked at this picture is how similar it is to the one Pam has as her avatar when he was still in the wild, not quite as alert but the similarity is definitely there, a happy horse!!!

  14. Olivia Says:

    He definitely “belongs” among the cacti. I am sure glad mustang warrior Karen Sussman knew who to call (Michael, that is).

  15. Laura Houston Says:

    Thank God he has recovered so well. Looking foward to the whole story. How’s his mare friend? How is his attitude about food and mealtime.

    What a difference a year of love makes!

  16. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks for your comments everyone. 🙂

    Laura – both El Mariachi and Hope seem to be getting much better about the food issue. They actually leave hay now to go out onto the property to graze and hang out.

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