Sand Wash Basin Foals in June

September 1, 2014 at 11:43 am (Colorado, Photography, Wild Horses of the Southwest) (, , , )

A tender moment

A tender moment

I will be leaving soon for another visit to the Sand Wash Basin near Maybell, Colorado to watch my favorite herd of wild horses.  I kinda got behind in my editing from the last visit in late June, so I’ll share what I’ve got before the next batch hits.

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Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin – Sunset

June 13, 2014 at 5:00 am (Colorado, Photography, Wild Horses of the Southwest) (, , , )

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The day’s last light cast a golden glow on the landscape and the horses of the Sand Wash Basin near Maybell, Colorado.  The palomino stallion had been grazing alone across the road for quite awhile, and now rejoins the herd.  Is he the herd stallion?  He initiated many enthusiastic interactions, as if he were saying “glad to see ya, buddy” or maybe “don’t forget who’s boss.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin – Portraits

June 12, 2014 at 5:00 am (Colorado, Photography, Wild Horses of the Southwest) (, , , )

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This is part 3 of the Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin.  I hope to know the names of these beautiful horses.  Enjoy these portraits! Read the rest of this entry »

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Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin – Interactions

June 11, 2014 at 5:00 am (Colorado, Photography, Wild Horses of the Southwest) (, , , , )

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To continue the story from the previous post:

As the sun lowered in the clear sky, the horses became more animated.  Smaller bands joined into a larger herd and some minor skirmishes broke out.  Since I don’t know much about horse behavior, I will just be guessing, but it looked more like play than any real challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wild Horses of Sand Wash Basin – Foals

June 10, 2014 at 5:00 am (Photography, Wild Horses of the Southwest) (, , , , , )

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I was very happy to discover that the Bureau of Land Management maintains four Herd Management Areas in Colorado to protect the feral horses – two of them fairly close to where I am currently living.  I visited the Sand Wash Basin area, which is also on the way to the Gates of Lodore entrance to Dinosaur National Monument. Read the rest of this entry »

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