Looking Glass’ Colt

Early on September 22, 2007, I saw a number of families together in a grassy area. Looking Glass was also nearby with his family.

Looking Glass family

As Teton and Mescalero’s families drifted closer to Looking Glass’ family, Looking Glass’ two year old colt started to move to them.

Ferdinand

Teton’s two year old colt and colt foal came out as he approached, and the two year olds started to play.

Ferdinand Fiesta

Ferdinand Fiesta

Soon after this, Stiles, the bachelor who is always with Teton’s family, came out too. I’m not sure if he was thinking he needed to help Teton’s two year old, or if he just wanted to play. In any event, Looking Glass’ colt started playing with him too.

Ferdinand Stiles

The noise accompanying this play brought two bachelors, Two Boots and Doc, out of the woods; and they joined in the playing too.

Ferdinand and boys

Ferdinand and boys

All of this action brought the stallion Mescalero up to investigate.

Ferdinand and boys

With that, Looking Glass’ colt tried to get Mescalero to play with him while Mescalero’s foal looked on.

Ferdinand and Mescalero

Mescalero then drifted off, and Doc came back to play some more.

Ferdinand and Doc

About this time, Coronado (Red Raven) moved his family into the area; and Looking Glass’ colt ran out to get him to play too.

Ferdinand and Coronado

Ferdinand and Coronado

It wasn’t long before Coronado returned to his family, and the closest stallion around was Two Boots. Two Boots is an older bachelor stallion, and I have noticed he isn’t really into playing. However, Looking Glass’ colt was very determined to get him to play. To provoke him, he bit onto his tail and kept pulling it. Notice how patient Two Boots is as he does this.

Ferdinand and Two Boots

Ferdinand and Two Boots

After a few minutes, Two Boots had enough, and he reached around and bit the colt. This was just what the colt wanted, and he tried to play with Two Boots.

Ferdinand and Two Boots

Two Boots bit him a couple more times, and the colt didn’t have too much fun with this. I think all of the other stallions he played with were being gentle with him, but Two Boots just wasn’t in the mood after having his tail pulled. The colt called out to his family, they called back, and he ran to them.

Ferdinand

By the end, Looking Glass’ colt had been playing for about 30 minutes. Watching this was great, and I think it was one of the most amusing things I have ever seen with the Pryor horses. Looking Glass has some excellent offspring, and I think that this daring colt will be following in their footsteps to become a great stallion.

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Published in: on September 23, 2007 at 8:42 pm  Comments (3)  

Another September Foal, 2007

Last week (sometime around September 16, 2007), a foal was born. The foal is a filly, and she is the daughter of White Cloud and his grulla mare. I got my first look at her yesterday when they came to water. She is black, and she has a small star.

Aztec and filly

The filly foal joins two other filly foals who were born earlier this season.

White Cloud family

A few minutes after this, Lakota brought his family in; and White Cloud left. However, the new filly foal wasn’t wanting to leave yet. Her mom stood by as she cautiously approached the water. She had watched her family play in the water, and she seemed to want to play as well. All this amounted to, though, was her pawing at the mud at the water’s edge.

Aztec filly

Her grulla mom then made her come so they could meet up with the rest of the family.

Aztec filly

Aztec and filly

However, as they were leaving, Lakota’s colt and filly foals decided they wanted to play with the little filly.

Aztec and friends

Aztec and friends

Before the foals could play, though, they got pushed away by the grulla mare. I continued to stay at the pond to watch other families coming in through the afternoon. When I left, I got another look at White Cloud’s family above the pond.

White Cloud family

The little filly was very playful, and she kept running to her family members while her mom followed behind. My last look of her that afternoon was her chasing White Cloud’s dun filly over a hill.

Aztec filly

Published in: on September 23, 2007 at 8:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

Starbuck’s family, 2007

Today I had a great surprise – I saw Starbuck and his family. Starbuck has a mare and a new colt foal. Starbuck tends to be one of the more elusive of the Dryhead horses. I haven’t had much luck in seeing them all summer; in seeing the colt foal I have seen all of the 2007 foals.

Starbuck family

Starbuck is a great looking dun stallion with a unique star.

Starbuck

His mare is dark bay with a star.

BS

The colt foal looks a dark bay color now, and it will be really interesting to see what color he turns out to be.

Hickok

Hickok

Hickok

Published in: on September 17, 2007 at 6:49 pm  Comments (1)  

September foal, 2007

While on the mountain on Tuesday (August 12, 2007), I noticed Morning Star’s family. However, I also noticed they had a new, unexpected addition to the family.

Morning Star is a dark bay stallion with a small star.

Morning Star

He has a dun mare who had a dun colt foal earlier this summer.

Morning Star mare

Morning Star colt foal

He also has a two year old grulla filly who is the daughter of Starman.

Feld

Lastly, he has a grulla roan mare; and this is the mare who had the new filly foal. The foal was definitely just a few days old; and the BLM field specialist figures she was born on the 9th. She is black, and she has a little star.

Morning Star foal 2

Morning Star new foal

Published in: on September 15, 2007 at 6:56 pm  Comments (2)