Photo Of The Week – 1/3/12

January 4, 2012

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This was taken from quite a distance – these horses wouldn’t let me get close at all. The image is pretty cropped, but I just had to share since they are such a colorful bunch…especially that band stallion on the far right. Isn’t he something? What color and markings. Gorgeous. (Adobe Town HMA, September, 2010).

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11 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 1/3/12”

  1. Beautiful stallion, looks like Trigger and a baby Trigger. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kim Michels Says:

    Gorgeous is right. I bet the mares run to him!

  3. Absolutely beautiful horses! Great photography!!! Thanks for posting!

  4. sandra Says:

    I am very happy to see this band escaped capture-I am guessing the gather last year is responsible for the spookiness. There were very few palaminos gathered and according to Lona at the Canon facility-few historically are gathered-there are more on Salt Wells HMA..altho in the 40s when Desert Dust was captured, there were more of the diluted colors..including a rare color called a” pink buckskin”..The man who captured desert dust, also captured some of those-and bred desert dust with them until his death..there are 2 very good books written by a man who grew up as a mustanger in that era and deals with the red desert horses. So whenever I see the palaminos-I believe desert dusts genes live on

  5. Corinna Says:

    One of the (many) reasons that I love your photography is that you have the same love for Palominos that I do. LOVE this photo! Far away or not, they’re lovely colour shows brilliantly in your photo!

  6. Roxy Says:


    What other wild animal does nature produce in such varied colorations? Wild horses are unique I think.

  7. Puller Lanigan Says:

    Sandra, what are the names of the books on Desert Dust?

    I think this fellow looks a bit like Craig Downer’s ‘Lightening’. I hope he stays free with his little herd.

  8. pnickoles Says:

    Unfortunately, this photo was taken before the roundup, so I’m not sure if they’re still out there or not. Some of them may be part of the auction set for the end of this month at Rock Springs:

  9. Linda Horn Says:

    Wonderful, Pam! They’re all such beauties, but that stallion is definately made for the movies. Maybe someone should diplomatically contact the Marine Corps Mounted Color Guard about the palominos up for adoption. The only appropriate way would be to go through official channels, but this is their Facebook page:

  10. jdm1955 Says:

    Thank you for sharing the stories and the wonderful work you do. God Bless.

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