Chaco and Chiricahua – 2/23/13

February 23, 2013


Thought I’d share an image from my video sequence, “The Stallion and the Foal.” Chaco is the bay and Chiricahua is the pinto. Both were bachelor stallions at the time I photographed this amazing encounter.

The video depicts two stallions fighting for possession of an orphaned/abandoned foal. (The full story can be read on the YouTube link:

This photo is available on my website:

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15 Responses to “Chaco and Chiricahua – 2/23/13”

  1. Jim Westin Says:

    ✭✭✭✭ Stunning.

  2. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks Jim – hope you’re doing well. When will you be back in our neck of the woods?

  3. Serenity Says:

    A very thrilling picture! What power and grace!

  4. Serenity Says:

    Reblogged this on Serenity's Musings.

  5. Roxy Says:

    Love it!

    I could not find the “full story” at that link. I have always wondered – do we know what happened to that little one?

  6. pnickoles Says:

    Thank you Serenity! For sharing as well.

  7. pnickoles Says:

    Hi Roxy – click on the video link – there’s a little message under the box that says, “show more.” Click on the message. That’s where the story is told. The little one is fine. I know she’s had at least one foal of her own and possibly more. And, she’s still living free at McCullough Peaks. 🙂

  8. Roxy Says:

    Thank you Pam. Oh that is wonderfull to hear.

  9. Arlene Says:

    The Horses have always been Mother Nature and the Higher powers most beautiful and perfect works of art !!!!!! and Gifts of pure love and innocence !!!!! and Pam you always capture it so beautifully !!!!!!! Thank You !!!!!!

  10. Lyn McCormicK Says:

    Pam, this is so awesome ! My eyes are still tearing up ! My brother adopted a mare & foal from the Pryor auction last fall. They are supposed to come here in the spring. It will be so good for the High Noon band to have a baby to look after 🙂

  11. Wonderful capture and great story. Glad the little one survived.

  12. Eileen Cain Says:

    WOW! So exciting even in the pictures must have been amazing to witness. Was so afraid for the foal but what a beautiful end picture! Thanks for sharing!

  13. What an amazing depiction of this vying for the little white foal by the two stallions. Very dynamic — both the sequence of images and the exciting guitar music! Congratulations very much enjoyed this!

  14. pnickoles Says:

    Thank you Arlene – as you know, I always appreciate your comments and enthusiasm.

    The last image still brings a tear to my eye Lyn. That was quite an encounter. The wild ones are just amazing. Very cool about your brother adopting too! Maybe one of these days, I’ll make it out your way.

    Thanks Lethie – it was a relief to hear that “Little Medicine” grew up to have a family of her own.

    Hi Eileen – I worried that the little one might get caught up in the fighting too, but it turned out to be a happy ending all around.

    Thank you Craig – Jimmy Gelhaar helped me with the music and he did an awesome job. I think it adds so much to this sequence, which was already pretty dramatic!

  15. Pam Miller Says:

    Oh my gosh…from a “Non-horse” person…and my husband…what amazing footage you continue to share of these incredible animals and their lives!!!

    Keep it up girl…you have an amazing way of sharing your stories and passion for these incredible animals!!! What a gift you have!

    I look so forward to your “picture of the week”…you have no idea the feelings these pictures create within my soul…I wish I could instill this potential insight within the student’s whose world I share daily…the potential we all have…throughout our daily struggles…and interactions with one another…physically, and emotionally…and spiritually…it is all about being a part of each others lives…and taking care of each other…honoring each other…respecting each other!

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