Piceance Bachelor Boys

April 6, 2019

I try very hard not to sneak up on horses, but these two bachelor boys were so intent on eating, that they barely noticed my approach. When they did, they were a bit startled and briefly bolted.

Look at the flexion in his body as he scrambles away.

They didn’t go far and since I didn’t make a move to close the distance between us, they became more curious about me.

I love the frosting in his mane.

It was nice to spend some time with these two and I left while they were still relatively comfortable with me.

Another sweet encounter with the wild ones. 🙂

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Winter Visit – 2/2019

March 2, 2019

It was the end of the day and we were on a road that we don’t normally take out, when we came across this band. Since the forecast for the next day was so bleak (rain, snow and plenty of wind, which resulted in an abbreviated trip for us), we took our time leaving the area and enjoyed watching these horses figure out the best way to handle our presence. (Piceance-East Douglas HMA, CO)

At attention.

These horses were across the road from the rest of the band and started to group together. I stayed in one spot since I don’t like to see horses burn calories with a lot of movement in the winter (these guys look good!). I hoped they wouldn’t feel the need to run.

Possibly a lieutenant stallion?

They did move off a little, but didn’t go too far, too fast.

I think this is the band stallion. The gray is a mare.

I love her outlined ears.

He’s a big boy. Appearing confident, he just kept an eye on me without wasting much energy.

You can’t see me. I’ve become one with the stallion. Look how their manes appear to blend into the other. He protects her. 🙂

The rest of the band crosses the road to join the big stallion and mare.

A little posturing between the boys in the band. 🙂

We left about 10 minutes into our visit. It’s always my goal to leave before the horses feel the need to. Doesn’t always work out that way, but it is what I strive for. In my head, I hope the horses will remember that the last time they saw me, I posed no threat – and that they’ll let me linger a while when next we meet. 🙂

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Stallion Rumble

November 19, 2018

A little “film strip” of sparring stallions. 😉 (Piceance-East Douglas HMA, CO)
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Wild Horse Habitat

October 21, 2018

There’s nothing more beautiful than quietly observing a wild horse in its wild habitat. Piceance-East Douglas HMA, Colorado.

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Playful Piceance Morning

July 30, 2018

Is there any better place to be than in the horse range first thing in the morning? So peaceful. (Piceance-East Douglas HMA, Colorado)

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