“Evening Glow” – Wild Mare

December 2, 2012

Admittedly, she’s beautiful. And she does exhibit a bit of “polish,” but really, she’s a wild mare. I have been asked several times if she’s domestic, but trust me, she’s not. Just another healthy specimen of a wild horse…with a bit of help from the glow of the setting sun.

The following set of photos were taken on 7-23-2012 (Piceance Creek/East Douglas HMA, CO).

“Evening Glow”


Here she is with her band. She’s with another stallion that I love. I call him “G” for gorgeous gentleman. He deserves his own post, so I’ll do that at some point.


Light is interesting. Just the slightest difference in intensity or angle can affect so much. It’s why photographers chase that fleeting golden or magic hour. Because the light is magic. She still glows here, but it’s taken later than the original.



And oh my, look at “G” when the light hits that healthy coat of his. M-A-G-I-C! Such a noble looking guy. Gotta love him.


The next set of photos were taken on 9-3-2012.



It still looks like someone has gone out and brushed her down. No windknots for this mare!


And just for fun, I went into my archives and look who I found EXACTLY, 2 years before, to the day (7-23-2010) of taking “Evening Glow.” Now that’s kind of strange.


Look how cute she is. She looks young and she’s with “G’s” band.


Look at the difference flat, late lighting makes. That stud next to her is a “G” look alike (features, not markings).


I’ve always liked this image of “G” taking a stand while his band runs for safety. It’s one of the reasons I like him so much. He’s a protector and he’s brave. I hope to follow him around for many more years to come. And hopefully, I’ll be able to do that with “Evening Glow” as well.


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20 Responses to ““Evening Glow” – Wild Mare”

  1. Arlene Says:

    Such Beauty !!!!!!! Each one is a work of Art !!!!!! Thank You !!!!!! Pam !!!!!! You capture their Beauty without disturbing them Bravo Pam !!!!!!

  2. Serenity Says:

    Lovely! Your photos capture the true beauty of our beloved horses! xo

  3. Leilani Says:

    Hi Pam,

    Since I have a print of ‘Evening Glow’, is she a member of the East Douglas band? Thank you. Leilani

  4. pnickoles Says:

    Glad you enjoyed the photos Arlene. 🙂

  5. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Leilani – she is part of the Piceance Creek side of the HMA. 🙂

  6. Leilani Says:

    Thank you. I assume HMA is Horse Management Area?

  7. Laurie Hein Says:

    Love your photos, these horses are beautiful, Laurie

  8. Ronnie Says:

    Oh my! Evening Glow looks like she was just bathed, brushed, w/ a hairdresser:) What a beauty. All the horses are so robust & gleaming. And I love the whiskers on “G” 🙂 ❤ Thank you for the visual JOY, Pam.

  9. Kerry Says:

    she has such soft eyes

  10. Maggie Frazier Says:

    They are all beautiful – Does “G” have scars on his face? it almost appears like it – below his right eye & right down the front of his face.

  11. katrine pett Says:


  12. Wonderful colors, and wonderful unique horse souls! This shows natural freedom agrees with them!

  13. pnickoles Says:

    Yes, Leilani – Horse Management Area.

    Thanks so much Laurie! Hope you’re doing well.

    Like that Ronnie – the horses are a “visual joy.” 🙂

  14. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Maggie – definitely patches of hair missing so could be scarring, but he does have a really light colored, thin stripe down his face too.

    Me too Katrine. 🙂

    Perfectly said Craig – natural freedom agrees with them!

  15. Leilani Says:

    Thank you Pam. Sorry to be such a pest, but I want all the correct info when people ask question about Evening Glow. (No it’s not Anuhea. When did you notice she didn’t have a white snip. LOL

  16. Hi Pam. I enjoyed your photos of these beautiful horses. I love being out with the horses in that light and even later too. As you write, it is magical then.

  17. Annie McHale Says:

    your photos give me tears, peace and wonderment , each can tell a story. thank you for showing them. ❤

  18. Kitty Says:

    They’re beautiful. She reminds me of my mare-the same beautiful, intelligent looking face and head.

  19. […] was pretty blustery. Baby has a large star and a little snip. Very cute! Mama is the pretty mare, Glow. (Piceance Creek/East Douglas HMA – […]

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