April 14, 2008 – Lower Sykes Ridge

We headed up Lower Sykes Ridge on he 14th to see which horses were visible. Starbuck was the first horse spotted; he was on a hillside eating some snow.


Further up there was a nice surprise, the Dryhead bachelors were out.

Medicine Bow and Fools Crow

Fiero the grullo colt wasn’t visible, but I am pretty sure he was just on the other side of the hill. The boys were a little touchy, so I didn’t want to try and get around them to see.

Medicine Bow

Fools Crow

It would have been nice to see Fiero too; but it was still great to see these pretty stallions, especially Fools Crow in his spring coat.

As we continued on from them, we spotted another group of horses up in a small valley. It was Merlin’s family, and I hadn’t seen them since February.

Merlin family

Merlin is still looking good with this new family of his.


The mare does not appear to be pregnant, and I also saw Merlin try to breed her. However, she does look healthy.

Belle Starr

The upcoming yearling colt has a pretty vivid coat now. It will be interesting to see how it turns out as we move into the summer.


I think the most striking member of this family, and one of the most striking of the entire herd, is the filly with Merlin. She will be three this summer, and she is a very beautiful grulla with her great conformation, two tone mane, and nice stripes.


We didn’t see any other Lower Sykes horses on the way up the Sykes Ridge Road, but we did get to see some of the Sykes Ridge horses from a distance once we got higher.

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