Stallion “Slash”

May 12, 2018


Last time I saw Slash, he was a bachelor stallion. It’s been a while since I’ve seen him and I wonder if he’s still around or if he’s got a family now. He has a beautiful, wavy mane and forelock that makes him more easily identifiable amongst all the dark colored horses in Piceance. I hope that I’ll find him again someday and see that he’s doing just fine. (Another photo of Slash: https://nickolesphotography.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/waves/)

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Quick Winter Visit

April 8, 2018

Tom and I made a very quick, 1/2 day visit to Piceance in early March. There wasn’t much snow, but the roads were still very wet and muddy. We were unable to venture into many areas, so consequently, saw few horses. But, we were treated to these and they all looked to be in good condition. Always a welcome sight coming out of winter.

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The one and only “Handsome” from the Piceance-East Douglas HMA in Colorado. For several months, this older stallion managed to hold onto a new family. First it was one pregnant mare, then another little bay mare that I never got to see him with. Between trips to Piceance, his gray mare foaled and then there were three. Sadly, on my last trip out, after hiking out to a white spot on the range, I found him alone again. He wasn’t too beat up or limping any worse than normal. I was happy to see that, but of course, felt bad for the loss of his little family.

After spending a bit of time with him, I left Handsome, hiked back to the Jeep and we continued down the road. Not far from where Handsome had been keeping his family, I spotted them with their new stallion. It’s hard for me sometimes to see the changes, especially with my favorite stallion (which Handsome is). He’s lost several families over the years. I had hoped he’d have this one a little while longer than he did. And I wondered if it would be his last. He’s certainly a persistent fellow. He may yet surprise me. That’s my hope.

Handsome’s stolen band.

The new family band.

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Haven’t shared any wild horse photos for a bit, so here are a couple. This is “G”‘s band and the big guy himself. Piceance-East Douglas HMA, CO. (6-2017)

The sorrel in the middle is Glow and that is her new little filly, Shine. Such a cutie!

And this is “G.” Handsome fella isn’t he?

You can read more about this family here: https://nickolesphotography.wordpress.com/2012/12/02/evening-glow-wild-mare/

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A portrait of band stallion Hercules (the dapple grey) with his family. Piceance-East Douglas HMA, CO

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