Photo Of The Week – 4/14/10

April 14, 2010

A photo from our recent visit to the McCullough Peaks HMA near Cody, WY. Since the roundup last fall, many of the band stallions that had large families now find themselves as bachelor stallions, or possessing only a mare or two.

This image was created when one of those prior band stallions challenged another stallion for his mares. It created the proverbial domino effect on other nearby bachelor stallions. Chaos ensued with multiple stallions chasing mares, stallions fighting with each other and the dust and dirt flyin’.

While their typical spring rituals may prove to be more dramatic this year, at least these Mustangs are still running free and have the opportunity to create new families (which also influences good genetic diversity). So many others taken from our public lands will not.

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4 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 4/14/10”

  1. Lyn McCormick Says:

    Hi Pam, What a great shot. I finally got out to the Sand Wash with Nancy. We saw two small bands. I met Picasso’s band and Prince’s band. They came in very close. They each have 2 beautiful yearlings in their bands. I would like to be able to post this on Mustang Wondering how to do that?

  2. Maureen Says:

    Incredible shot, Pam! You really captured the feeling of the stallions’ intensity!

  3. What you see and share has become what I know and love. I am so glad you are out there taking your photographs and for your dedication. mar

  4. pnickoles Says:

    Lyn – isn’t Picasso something? One of the most unusually marked horses out there.

    Thank you so much Maureen and Marilyn.

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