Photo Of The Week – 03/09/11

March 9, 2011

The band stallion stops and faces me, giving his family the opportunity to escape a perceived threat. (Piceance Creek/East Douglas HMA, Colorado).

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17 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 03/09/11”

  1. arlene Says:

    He is beatiful like all the others , he protects his herd, from intruders, He is A Wonderful example of his pride ….. Bless him as all the others… Thank You Pam……………


  2. What a handsome boy he is! He’s got a lovely dark bay coat for sure.

  3. SHIRLEY LE GARDE Says:

    WHAT A STRIKING STALLION PROUD AND GRACE ALL IN PLACE. SO GLAD THEY WILL BE OK FOR NOW. DO YOU HAVE A GOOD PICTURE OF SHAMAN OF THE ARROWHEAD?

  4. pnickoles Says:

    I just love how he protects his family. The wild horses have so much to teach us. 🙂

    Shirley – here’s a link to a story and some photos of Shaman: https://nickolesphotography.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/shaman-of-the-pryor-mountains/

  5. Maggie Frazier Says:

    Pam,
    I read the story about Shaman. What a great old guy. Glad he didnt have to go thru one of these roundups. Seems to me 21 is a pretty old age for a wild horse. And he certainly didnt look the least bit under nourished either.
    Kind of puts the lie to the BLM stories – at least in that case.
    Maggie


  6. Thank You for sharing Pam…so much feelings in this photo…//Marie

  7. Katrine Pett Says:

    “Intelligence- just beautiful” Thankyou Pam!

  8. Poor Ginger Says:

    A striking stallion in superb condition. Thanks for this wonderful photo.


  9. Great photo, Love for you to share it with us on our version of Equine Wordless Wednesday at http://www.rochestertrailriders.com/

  10. Ronnie Says:

    So Majestic. So Powerful! Another example of what the band stallions go through in roundups. Chased fast & furious and still protecting their band. He sure is standing his ground. My heart ❤

  11. Carol Watters Says:

    What a beautiful stallion and mares. Do you have any more photos you can share with us? I enjoy looking at the pictures of horses, etc.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Carol

  12. Carol Watters Says:

    Pam,
    I really like the paint horse too. Also has a prooud look too.

  13. Linda H Says:

    As always–thank you–for your great spirit that brings us the beautiful photos and your ability to reach so many people.

  14. DianneC Says:

    Thanks Pam, I’m always saying that, and always meaning it. This guy is so typical, the stallions are so brave with a “I’ll take care of this” attitude. Gorgeous boy, looks like he can really move.

  15. pnickoles Says:

    I very much appreciate how you all share your thoughts and comments with me about the photos of the wild ones.

    For Carol – there are over 2 year’s worth of stories and images on this blog. Just go to the “Previous Posts” heading on the right hand side and then select a month (and/or year) via the drop down menu. 🙂 The pinto is El Mariachi. There is a link in that post with his heartbreaking/heartwarming story entitled “Rescuing An American Icon.”

  16. Deby Zimmerman Says:

    Wow…he so looks like someone groomed him before the photo shoot!! What a beauty, and his girls look like prime blooded mares as well!!! Nobody can say that the Mustang is no more than a mutt, not when they can exist and sustain on land that starves out the cattle that are there….and then look like blooded SHOWHORSES!!!! As usual Pam, you have again taken a FABULOUS photo, and thanks for sharing!!!!

  17. pnickoles Says:

    I’m always amazed at our wild ones Deby. Rag-tag-nags they are most definitely NOT!


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