Major is a gorgeous, grey band stallion from the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) just outside of Cody, WY. Born in 2000, Major maintains a large band that he keeps on the Eastern portion of the range area. Major is one of the very first wild horses I saw at McCullough Peaks as his band and several other horses were very near the highway when we arrived. They were pretty much oblivious to our presence as they were busy chasing or sparring with one another, trying to steal mares and change or maintain the pecking order. Being new to the wild horses back when some of these photos were taken, I wasn’t sure what to expect and regretfully, I didn’t know what an opportunity I’d been handed. I didn’t stay as long as I wish I had to continue taking pictures. Instead, Tom and I drove on to find more horses. As many times as I’ve been back to see Major, I’ve never had a similar encounter present itself. One of those live and learn lessons…

Major

Major

Major and another stallion, Hooter

Major and another stallion, Hooter

Major and Hooter sparring

Major and Hooter sparring

Major and Hooter

Major and Hooter

Major with one of his mares, Tiaga and her foal Running Bear

Major with one of his mares, Tiaga and her foal Running Bear

Major

Major

Band stallion, Major

Band stallion, Major

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