Spring Creek Basin HMA – Part 2

January 6, 2014

So it took me a while to get around to Part 2, but here is the continuation of our trip to the Spring Creek Basin HMA in September.

Once across the creek, it wasn’t long until we came to an open meadow full of colorful horses. I don’t remember all the names of the particular horses, but here are some we were able to observe.

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TJ points out the different bands to Tom.

TJ points out the different bands to Tom.

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This is one horse I recognize for sure - the handsome Hollywood.

This is one horse I recognize for sure – the handsome Hollywood.

Hollywood

Hollywood

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Band stallion Seven and his pinto mare.

Band stallion Seven and his pinto mare.

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The light was going in and out due to an approaching storm. Once the lightning started, we decided to head out of the area for the day. We were pretty happy with all of the horse sightings. 🙂

We stayed with TJ overnight and then started making our way back home. Some of the sights along the way.

Part of the Ralph Lauren ranch.

Part of the Ralph Lauren ranch.

Early morning fog.

Early morning fog.

Love the fog topping the trees.

Love the fog topping the trees.

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Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, CO

Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, CO

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The lake was so calm and peaceful, we decided to let the dogs out to play in the water.

Tom with Sage (L) and Malakai (R). This was our first time taking Malakai to the water. We didn't know if we were going to have another water dog or not.

Tom with Sage (L) and Malakai (R). This was our first time taking Malakai to the water. We didn’t know if we were going to have another water dog or not.

Malakai is always after Sage to play!
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Sage will chase a ball or a stick anywhere…and he enjoys the water!
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Looks like Malakai handles the water just fine. 🙂
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Where’s Sagey?!
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Shake!!
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Time to dry off and head down the road.
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It’s so satisfying to have wet, tired puppies. 🙂
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One more stop before driving the last leg of the trip home. A favorite place to let the dogs out between Salida and Buena Vista.

A tiny Tom, Sage and Malakai.

A tiny Tom, Sage and Malakai.

Sage with all fours off the ground bullets towards me. He's my Velcro dog. :)

Sage with all fours off the ground bullets towards me. He’s my Velcro dog. 🙂

A nice place to let everyone stretch their legs.

A nice place to let everyone stretch their legs.

We had a great 3 days with TJ, the wild ones, the dogs and the beautiful Colorado scenery. Perfect way to spend the Labor Day weekend.

Parting shot - an interesting cloud formation.

Parting shot – an interesting cloud formation.

Original story – Part 1: Spring Creek Basin HMA

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7 Responses to “Spring Creek Basin HMA – Part 2”

  1. Kim Michels Says:

    Another beautiful blog post 😀

  2. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks so much Kim. Hope you’re staying warm.

  3. Puller Lanigan Says:

    Fabulous pix Pam!!! That Apricot dun mare has a name and it is escaping me at the moment. The area looked so green and so nice to see water where it was supposed to be. Great trip!

  4. pnickoles Says:

    Thanks Puller. Is the mare’s name Mona? Yes, it was great to see things so green!

  5. TJ Says:

    Super pix, Pam! It’s so amazing to be transported back to summer when it finally rained and the basin was so gorgeous and green! Wow. 🙂

    And you made the most of your journey home! Loved the pix of Sage and Malakai playing in the lake.

    The apricot dun mare is Kootenai. She and Raven, the black and white mare, came with Mona from Sand Wash Basin to help enhance our genetics. Unfortunately, we lost Mona this summer after she foaled.

  6. Maggie Frazier Says:

    Wonderful pictures, Pam. Uplifting to see green rather than snow or rain (like here-NY) the horses look great – healthy & well-fed. Thanks for perking up my day.


  7. I love your picture of Hollywood & your scenery shots are great.


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