Spring Creek Basin HMA

November 3, 2013

Over the Labor Day weekend, Tom and I (along with the dogs) took a drive to the SW corner of Colorado to visit our friend TJ and the wild horses of Spring Creek Basin.

Just like the last time we were there, it was Chrome’s band that greeted us upon entering the Basin.

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Part of Chrome's band approaches.

Part of Chrome’s band approaches.

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(L-R) Chrome, Kwana, Terra and Mariah.

(L-R) Chrome, Kwana, Terra and Mariah.

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Winona with her little filly, Jadi. Isn't she cute?!

Winona with her little filly, Jadi. Isn’t Jadi cute?!

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Winona and Jadi with Terra behind them.

Winona and Jadi with Terra behind them.

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Pretty, pretty Mariah.

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Love Kwana’s blue eyes.

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The handsome band stallion Chrome with his long mane blowing in the breeze.

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TJ in her element. She knows this area and the horses so well. It was wonderful to see the Basin so green with lots of grass. And more rain appears to be coming!

TJ in her element. She knows this area and the horses so well. It was wonderful to see the Basin so green with lots of grass. And more rain appears to be coming!

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Tom decided to get the dogs out and take them for a walk (they were quite a ways from the horses).

Tom decided to get the dogs out and take them for a walk (they were quite a ways from the horses).

But the horses notice the 3 figures walking in the distance.

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But none of the horses are overly concerned about Tom and the dogs and they settle into grazing again.

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After spending quite a bit of time with Chrome and his family, we decide to head deeper into the interior of the Basin to look for more horses. A couple of parting shots.

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Thanks for the visit!

Views along the way to our next destination.

Views along the way to our next destination.

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We come to a creek crossing that we'll have to determine the best way to navigate.

We come to a creek crossing that we’ll have to determine the best way to navigate.

Tom and TJ get out to figure out the best path to follow.

Tom and TJ get out to figure out the best path to follow.

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And they've got it figured out. :)

And they’ve got it figured out. 🙂

We baby the Jeep when we can. It has been very good to us and turned over 200,000 on this trip. And you know a bunch of those were hard miles in horse ranges!

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Made it across with no issues. Success! :)

Made it across with no issues. Success! 🙂

Check back later for what we found on the other side of the creek. 😉

Part Two: Spring Creek Basin HMA

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23 Responses to “Spring Creek Basin HMA”

  1. Leilani Clark Says:

    Great pictures as usual. Plus the commentary!!! My heart swells when I see such healthy horses w/young ones in the wild.

  2. pnickoles Says:

    Thank you Leilani. The horses do look great don’t they? 🙂

  3. TJ Says:

    Awesome! Wow, did we have some green gorgeousity or what? Now autumn gold, so it’s wonderful to relive your visit through your fabulous photos! You captured my dear ones beautifully. 🙂

  4. Maggie Frazier Says:

    The horses look wonderful. Fat & happy & healthy. The range looks good too. Hopefully, this little herd is safe.

  5. Wendi Says:

    More beautiful pictures! I love to receive your updates! That little filly is amazing – how would you describe her coloring, and what color do you think she will end up being?

  6. Ronnie Says:

    Such beauty, Chrome’s band! And mare Winona & her filly, Jodi, like a painting. The colors. How you captured their bond, & the whole band’s! Family. How fortunate you are Pam, to be able to visit such wonder, nature. Peace & Joy. And gives me some peace & joy too after the terrible news this week about our precious horses. Thank you ❤


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  8. Prairie girl Says:

    You take spectacular pictures, Pam.
    The range looked lush and alive, as did the mustangs.
    That Jadi. OMG. Stole my heart!
    Thanks for sharing your time with TJ.

  9. arleneorlando Says:

    stunningly beautiful Mustangs , stunningly beautiful Photos !!!!

  10. Kim Michels Says:

    Gorgeous photos Pam 😀

  11. Lynn and Kathy Says:

    Great photos, Pam, as always! Thanks for posting them – we’ve missed SCB and our visits. Guess we’d better take care of that soon! Again, great work!

  12. Celeste_in_TX Says:

    What wonderful photos!! Thank you so much for sharing them here.

  13. pnickoles Says:

    Oh yea TJ – it was green and gorgeous! Thanks again for sharing some time with us. We really enjoyed ourselves!

  14. pnickoles Says:

    This herd has eyes on it Maggie. They’re better off than some of the other ranges.

  15. pnickoles Says:

    Thank you Wendi – it’s nice to know you look forward to the images. Keeps me motivated to share. 🙂 Right now, TJ has told me that little Jadi has turned grey, but what color she ends up being is still not certain.

  16. pnickoles Says:

    I am very lucky to be able to visit these herds Ronnie…and to share them with all of you.

  17. pnickoles Says:

    Thank you so much Prairie Girl – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  18. pnickoles Says:

    Thank you Arlene and Kim! 🙂

  19. pnickoles Says:

    I hope you guys are able to get to SCB soon Lynn & Kathy. Thanks for your comments! 🙂

  20. pnickoles Says:

    I enjoy sharing the photos Celeste. Thanks for your kind comments.

  21. Amy Says:

    Both momma and babe are marked so unsually & are stunning to boot! The rest are simply gorgeous! Thank you for allowing all of us a chance to see what you do via your lens.

  22. pnickoles Says:

    Thank you Amy. I appreciate your comments! 🙂


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