Wild, running horses are such a beautiful sight. This band was headed to a water source for a late afternoon drink. Piceance-East Douglas HMA, Colorado. (9/2021)

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An alert stallion waits for an opportunity to bring his family safely to a water source. Piceance-East Douglas HMA, Colorado (6-2021).

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Sometimes, they just pop out of the trees. 🙂 Piceance-East Douglas HMA, CO. (8/2021)

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I called the stallion on the left, Blaze. Unfortunately, he has not been seen in quite a while. The little guy beside him is a very young Hercules. Hercules is a gorgeous band stallion now. It just doesn’t seem that long ago. Piceance-East Douglas HMA in Colorado. (Photo taken 9/2012).

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This is the stallion that started my love for the Piceance-East Douglas HMA in Colorado. The first horse I saw in 2006 and my favorite. Handsome is between 20-22 years old now and showing his age a little with his puffy knees, chronic limp and scars from years of sparring. He was a wonderful band stallion who never warmed up to my presence which is what I so admired about him – his devotion to his family. He’s never really given up trying to reclaim a family and managed to steal and keep a small family band just two years ago. I’ve learned to never count this guy out. I love this old warrior. Handsome was hanging out with another stallion when this photo was taken in June, 2020 and since we only made it to the horse range a few times last year as flying day trips due to Covid, it was amazing that we managed to see him at all. He can be very elusive. We hope to see you this spring Handsome.

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