Photo Of The Week – 2/12/17

February 12, 2017

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Peeking through an opening in the thick brush and trees, a young Piceance-East Douglas filly steals a look at me as I try to get close enough to identify the band. She only stopped for a second and then she was gone. It’s a rush to hear thundering hooves through the trees, only catching a glimpse or two of the actual horses. They can disappear so quickly. I so love their wild nature. 🙂

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Handsome – Winter, 2016

January 21, 2017

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He “floats” down a hillside in front of me. As most of you know, this is my favorite stallion on the Piceance-East Douglas horse range. I’ve been following him since 2006 (first Handsome photo). We searched for days for this boy at the end of December. I didn’t want to leave until I had gotten a chance to see how he was doing. On the last day, with only a couple of hours of left before we had to head out, there he was. Finally. He was alone, but he looked good. Of course I wish he’d hook up with some other bachelor stallions, but maybe he will at some point. Earlier in the year, he had a foal with him briefly (that story here). Then we spotted him at the end of October hanging out near a band of 11 and playing with one of its junior members. At least we know he gets social once in a while. 😉

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Alert, yet quiet family in the Piceance-East Douglas HMA in Colorado. To me, it’s always a successful visit if the horses don’t feel pressure to run away. Even better when they eventually ignore me enough to observe their normal behavior. It’s truly a gift to be amongst the wild ones and share their beautiful territory. 11/2016

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Winter Youngster

January 8, 2017

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It was late into a very cold day in the Piceance-East Douglas HMA when we spotted this little cutie patootie munching on anything above the snow. He and his family looked good for the time of year. I noticed he has a perfect, tiny star whorl on his forehead. star Hope you can see it. 🙂 (12/2016)

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Beautiful wild family in the Piceance-East Douglas HMA of Colorado. The winter photography in this area is amazing, but sometimes a little tough to navigate. So worth it though. We spent several days here over our Christmas holiday. 🙂 (12/2016)

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