Photo Of The Week – 2/17/13

February 17, 2013


A relaxed, family moment. Tripod with his dam, Cheyenne (the pinto). Sand Wash Basin HMA, CO. (Archive photo).

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19 Responses to “Photo Of The Week – 2/17/13”

  1. Lyn McCormicK Says:

    Wow, have never seen Tripod. Is he the paint ?

  2. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Lyn – the pinto is Cheyenne. Tripod is the crippled offspring of Cheyenne and Corona. He’s a bachelor now and still doing okay out there.

  3. Dale Gagich Says:

    Beautiful Picture Pam! I always love seeing your pic of the week. Question though…why is this beauty called Tripod? I’m sure there’s a story behind this because I can see he has 4 legs. Just curious. Thanks always for sharing these beautiful pics with us! One day, I’d love to get out west and see the wild horses first hand. Maybe take a few of my own pics. Thanks again!

  4. Dale Gagich Says:

    Oops…it seems you answered my question while I was typing. How did he get crippled though and how badly crippled is he? How does he survive? Thanks.

  5. Arlene Says:

    AWWWW Serenity !!!!!!Speaks thousands of words !!!!! The beauty found on the range unparalleled , this is what the American people want to know exists, try as we did to give this to the Mustang , there are those that would shattered this, Greed filled demented minds , that belong in Jail !!!!!!and should be stripped of all their greed !!!!! given the same sentence they gave to the Innocent Beauty that each and every day We fight to return !!!!!! Each of us want this for the Mustang FREEDOM……………….Serenity, and peace for them to live in this Serenity created by those who love them and understand their worth !!!!!! Their role in this grand scheme of what all of here want to give to them for services never denied to us ………

  6. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Dale – I don’t think anyone knows for sure how he was hurt, but he sustained a severe hock injury as a foal.

  7. pnickoles Says:

    And thanks Dale for your very kind comments! 🙂

  8. pnickoles Says:

    Serenity indeed Arlene. 🙂

  9. pnickoles Says:

    I haven’t heard much about Tripod lately, but when I was out last year, he was with a band of bachelors and they would actually “wait” for him as he moved along at a slower pace. Amazing.

  10. Patricia Breedlove Says:

    I am glad to see him in a tender moment with his dam and to here that he is doing well.

  11. Patricia Breedlove Says:

    He is 3 or 4 this year isn’t he?

  12. Linda Ha Says:

    Beautiful Pam! Tripod is such a great example of the survival of our wild horses. He has his bachelor friends for companionship, looks happy and healthy. He is the perfect horse–yes, he’s the perfect wild horse who survives in nature.

  13. Is a roundup planned for SWB soon? Are there any plans for someone to take Tripod if he is captured? And let BLM know before they ‘euthanize’ him.

  14. Maggie Frazier Says:

    My next question also. Amazing isnt it – that this horse continues to get along fine & survive – with the help of his friends!! There is so little we know about the actual herd dynamics – and the BLM knows much much less!!!!
    Great picture, Pam.

  15. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks Linda. Tripod really is a great example of how the wild horses can adapt and be just fine.

    Hi Puller – I do believe the adoption of Tripod has already been discussed if there’s a roundup next summer.

    Thanks Maggie!

  16. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Patricia – I believe Tripod was born in 2009.

  17. What beautiful souls in horse form. they are such healers to the ecosystem, to us all!
    blessings on EArth. Let them live free and do not grant practically all the foragte to the livestock here in their legal herd areas.

  18. Patricia Breeslove Says:

    Has Tripod been seen these last couple of years?

  19. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Patricia – yes he has. He disappeared for about a year but is back and last I heard, doing well.

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