June 16, 2009 – Dryhead Horses

It has been a fun summer watching the Dryhead horses. An early surprise, of course, was the birth of Blizzard and Strawberry’s beautiful colt. For everyone who has gotten a chance to see him and who has continued to worry about his leg injury, he’s doing very well! I think (and hope!) that he will be just fine in the end. Here are a few of the things I’ve seen with the Dryhead horses this spring.

One recent event that a number of people have gotten to enjoy is the birth of a colt to Admiral and his mare Seneca. The foal is a bay with a really unique blaze – He is very reminiscent of his older half brother Exhilaration.

Bristol’s young mare also had a foal this year – It is her first, and it is likely Bristol’s first offspring as well. The foal is a nice dun colt.

Durango is, of course, one of my favorite Pryor horses. Seeing him is always a lot of fun for me. This spring, he and his harem have been in one of the more remote areas of the range; and so finding them can be a little challenging. Last time I saw them, they were in a canyon that had a small watering hole in it. Earlier this spring, Durango’s mare had a dun colt. He always seems to be a bold little thing when I see them. Also, Durango’s son from 2007 has really gotten to be a great looking horse. Last year he had his minor leg injury, and he was still recovering from that into the fall. Coming out of the winter, though, he’s doing great.

Durango’s daughter from 2005 is currently with Merlin. This spring, she had her first foal. She has been going back and forth between Merlin and Starbuck this past year; and so I would guess Starbuck is the foal’s sire based on its color. She is a really pretty foal; but she has unfortunately gone missing recently.

I am sorry for my delay in writing a new blog lately. I’ve got a couple ideas for some other blogs, and I will try to get them up as soon as I can too.

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  1. It’s good to hear about Starbuck, the father of Chai / Targa. Thank you.

  2. I have an odd question… when I was a child, I bought a book by Hope Ryden – America’s Last Wild Horses. I can’t count how many times I’ve read and re-read that book. I’m fascinated by her stories of Black King, and I was wondering if you know of which horses may be descendents of that famous horse?

    Love your photos, and enjoying your updates. 🙂

  3. Those are some great looking babies!
    TJ


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