There's been a lot of hype, talk, and squawking of late regarding the Pryor Mt Mustangs. A small, isolated HMA known for their high Spanish blood, this is where Cloud calls home. Whether it was right or wrong to gather the horses, I cannot say. I'm not there, never have been. Haven't got a clue as to the condition of the rangelands.
Some say the horses are fat and healthy, and that there's plenty to eat. Others, Ken McNabb among them, say the ranges are limited in what they can support. So who's right? Who's wrong? I don't know. I do know that I found a lovely blog, thanks to my good friend Lea, called Pryor Wild that documented the entire gather. If you'd like to see everything up close, from helicopters swooping in to Cloud following the Judas horse into the trap, go check it out.
While I was cruising the blog, I found a link to the Pryor Mt Horses website...which in turn led me to a photographer by the name of Pam Nickoles. I've seen her work before; been to her website and admired her work...and admit to just a wee bit of jealousy that she's been to so many different HMA's. But something caught my eye today that I hadn't seen before. It's the story of a Stallion and the Foal...Chaco and Little Medicine. You'd better go read it.