Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Adventure Continues

We spent two full days in Harney County with our friends, Farrel and Maggie. We were up at the crack of dawn on Saturday to head up to the South Steens, which of course is where we met up with Dibs and his small bachelor band.


Among the group of young stallions was this red dun, who seemed to be having a love affair with my camera.


These horses are a prime example of what a good program they've got going in Oregon. The South Steens HMA was gathered last fall, and horses such as Dibs were returned to help create a more adoptable horse. I'm really liking the sorrels below.


We ventured up the hill a bit, and back behind some trees we spotted a set of ears. As we climbed, horses began coming out of the trees, a steady stream of stallions, mares and foals. Before long, a trail of 40 or more were standing in front of us, and among them? The Stud Muffin Stallion known as Honor.





City Boy and Farrel walked up along the top in an effort to video the horses from a different direction, as well as encouraging them to stick closer to us girls down on the bottom side. This last shot was of a blue roan stallion who is obviously loving the limelight!

Not all is fun and games when you're a wild horse. Take a look at the battle scar Blue is carrying around with him.


Now I've just got to ask...don't you think this is the most adorable filly ever? Next Steens gather is roughly 2013...wonder if she'll be among those left out on the hill, or if I'll find her at the corrals?


More adventures to come, my friends, as this was just day one, and it wasn't even finished yet!


Crystal said...

Wow that sure is an adventure, would sure be cool to see them wild horses in real sometime!
And yes, i agree that filly is a beauty.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I am just plain jealous. Maybe when we are down there in October.

JennyB said...

They're all just perfectly breathtaking! I can only imagine that I'd up and die or something if I was there seeing them in real life instead of pictures. They all seem to be in such fabulous condition too, sleek and rounded!

~~ JennyB, Horsefeathers

Jeni said...

Goosebumps !!! Breath taking pictures Tracey!

Paint Girl said...

Beautiful! That blue roan is gorgeous!
I actually think my filly is the most adorable Mustang ever, but that one is a close second!!
Lovely pictures, and can't wait to see more!

CTG Ponies said...

I absolutely love the pictures! I so want to take a photo trip to do just what you are doing.