April 6, 2008 – Burnt Timber

On April 6, we headed back up Burnt Timber. We first found Jackson’s family spread out on a hill slope. It’s great to see Jackson come into his own and put together such a nice young family. I came across a picture of Jackson as a foal this week, I will likely post it in an upcoming post.

Jackson\'s family

Just up from them was Teton and his family. Teton is moving out of his black winter coat into his summer blue roan coat. The blue roan bachelor Fools Crow is also, but I’ve only seen pictures of him from visitors lucky enough to see him lately.

Teton and Wounded Knee

Phoenix was near Teton and the dun mare.

Phoenix

The upcoming three year old colt is also losing his winter coat and going into his summer roan coat. He doesn’t quite have the elegance of Teton’s coat change, though.

Fiesta

I am still very interested to see the final color of the 2007 colt. We’re still leaning into some variant of buckskin, such as sooty or roan.

Himalaya

We came out onto Cheyenne Flats and saw some horses there. Like seeing Two Boots’s family, this was a nice surprise as it was Tecumseh’s family.

Tecumseh

Tecumseh was on a small rise above his family. He has a dark bay mare with her 2007 filly foal and a bay roan filly.

Rosebud

Beulah

I was surprised to see the color the 2007 filly foal had turned out to be, but it does make sense. She is a really pretty dun with nice stripes. This is the probable coat color she would have given that her father was a dun and her mother a bay, but I just didn’t think she would look quite like this.

Helenium

We went a little further up to see if we could spot any other horses. We saw a dun in the distance, and so we moved closer to identify it. I was hoping it would be Looking Glass, but it was the young dun filly that had been with White Cloud.

Fett

We did a thorough inspection of the area, and White Cloud was nowhere to be seen. Tecumseh was the nearest stallion to her, and he was a good half mile away. She seemed to be smelling Duke’s family, who was upwind but a few miles away to the west.

Fett

Right now, she is considered to be “in transit,” which means that she is just a female horse by herself. She will of course get taken in by another family soon, but it is an interesting thing to see female horses in the “bachelor” lifestyle. It will be interesting to see who she ends up with next.

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  1. It’s nice to hear good things about Jackson. He is a very striking horse! I took several pictures of him, Brumby and their foal last June. I must say they have become some of my favorite horses to photograph as they are very photogenic. Can you tell me a little of the history of Jackson and his family?? I would love to learn more about him…
    especially as a foal.

    Thanks!

  2. Jackson is the son of Two Boots and Broken Bow. He picked up Brumby about the time I first started watching the horses. When he got her, everyone called them the movie star couple because they were the beautiful couple on the mountain, I guess they were comparing Jackson to Brad Pitt. I do know some of Jackson as a foal. From what I can tell, he was originally named Jackson Hole. I have found one picture of him as a foal, and I have also talked to people that remember him. He was not the most beautiful foal ever. He was not proportioned very well, and he had a funny color. I’m planning a blog post with this picture actually. He was just a brownish dun color, and he had a single spider web (upside down V) on the top of his forehead. The bottom half of his face was all black, like someone had rubbed charcoal on it. As he matured, his spiderwebbing on his face all connected and blended well; and his coat developed into the striking coyote dun color. His conformation is also excellent now, of course.
    Thanks!
    Matt


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