Stallion Play

October 25, 2015

I’ve been wanting to share this series of images for quite some time. A couple of bachelors from the Piceance Creek/East Douglas HMA. They put on quite a show and it really felt like they were showing off a little. I mean, look at their faces in some of these photos. 🙂

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I think we watched these guys for about 1/2 an hour and they just continued to play, play, play. What a fun encounter with a couple of carefree wild ones! 🙂

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Mouthful of Mane

August 27, 2013

This series of photos is from a couple of years ago. I came across them as I was doing a photo backup and thought they might make a fun post.

It was a cloudy/chilly day in the McCullough Peaks HMA in Wyoming when Tom and I stopped to photograph some stallion action. We spotted the pinto stallion Medicine Boy making his way towards a sorrel band stallion and his mares. Medicine Boy was hoping to steal one of the girls.

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The sorrel stallion doesn't waste any time answering the challenge.

The sorrel stallion doesn’t waste any time answering the challenge.

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Here the sorrel stallion grabs a mouthful of Medicine Boy's mane.

Here the sorrel stallion grabs a mouthful of Medicine Boy’s mane.

And rips it out.

And rips it out.

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Floating in the air...

Floating in the air…

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With a little chunk of mane left behind, Medicine Boy takes off as fast as he approached.

With a little chunk of mane left behind, Medicine Boy takes off as fast as he approached.

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Stallion battles can be tough, but this one only resulted in a bit of hair loss. 🙂

Photos are for viewing purposes only. Most images are available online at: http://www.NickolesPhotography.com. Images by Pam Nickoles Photography, along with all site content are copyright protected and owned solely by Pam Nickoles Photography. Photos and/or text may not be used, downloaded or reproduced in any form without express written permission from Pam Nickoles Photography. Feel free to share, but please respect my copyright.

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