Nice band stallion from the Barcus Creek area of the Piceance-East Douglas HMA, Colorado.

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Wild Horses Overhead :)

June 30, 2019

An early morning encounter with horses on a high ridge above us. Piceance-East Douglas, HMA. (Colorado, 6/2019)

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The band stallion is the gray (almost white) guy on the far right (known as Seven).

I’ve been spotted!

This mare is known as Honey.

This little one is getting angry, pinned ears from a mare that is not his mother.

Hurrying towards mom.

Last year’s foals. The perlino has blue eyes and the sun makes her squint.

The little bay foal on the far right does belong to “angry ears.” 😉

The band is being followed by a gray, bachelor stallion.

Coming down from the ridge.

And into a small meadow where we left them to graze. A cute parting glance from the youngest member of the band. 🙂

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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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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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DSC_2747b-s One of the many gray stallions to be found at the Piceance Creek/East Douglas HMA in Colorado…and I love them all.

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