The hills have greened up and the horses look good. Most of the horses appear to be well fed and sleek. Each day more and more little ones show up shyly peeking out from behind their protective mothers.
I don’t know where the horses go in the winter, but in the places I am used to seeing them there are a few small bands around during the winter months. This time of year the rest of the horses reappear. Now there are hundreds and everywhere you look they are dotting the landscape.
I have been fortunate to get quite a few photos of new foals. Is there anything cuter?
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They are precious. They look like they handled the winter well. I wonder if there is some agency (like BLM) or organization that hays them during the bad months.
Thanks Jo Ann. 🙂 No the BLM never feeds the horses on the range. In fact it is illegal to feed wild horses. It lures them away from their managed areas and may cause health issues for them. When there are too many or the horses are not doing well, the BLM’s solution is to round them up and take them off the range permanently. Wild horse management is a very controversial and highly charged political subject out West.
That makes sense. Kind of like the deer herds here. They say not to feed the deer because deviation from their regular winter foraging regimen can be bad for them and their numbers are also “managed” – somewhat controversial as well.
Alison, these are breath-taking, I love the new horses. Fantastic pictures. I was hoping to see more of the colts.
Thanks PK! I will be posting more. It looks like it will be a good year for foal photos. 🙂
The colt with the blue eyes, it’s not blind is it?
No PK, not blind at all. Blue eyes can be a genetic sign of the horse having paint blood in it. Their sight is not effected at all.
No! there’s nothing cuter and you’re very fortunate to see these wonderful animals free in nature 🙂 Thanks for sharing your fantastic pictures!! Very nice.
Thank you Calee. 🙂
You are so lucky! What beautiful captures….and those little ones are so cute!
Thank you Susan. I do feel very fortunate to be able to see and photograph these beautiful animals. 🙂
Must be a great feeling to see the new babies for the first time. Very cute.
It is Wood Dragon! Thanks so much for stopping in and commenting. 🙂
Awe Alison, these are such precious photos. Love coming to your blog to see what is new.
Thanks so much RJ. 🙂
Such cute babies ! You are so lucky to see so many, and so young. And you get to enjoy watching them grow. Wonderful captures.
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I just had to share. Absolutely darling baby horses.
Oh wow! Thanks Emily. I am so glad you liked them. 🙂
I love your mother and child photos, they are wonderful.
Thanks so much Charlie. I like those too. It just warms the heart. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. 🙂
gosh, that’s so sweet! i’m melting… 😉
thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping in, looking and commenting evi! 🙂
Oooh! That’s just so sweet!
Thank you Fatima. 🙂
Too cute!!! Great shot!!!
Thank you Rexlin. 🙂
All your photos in this post is absolutely adorable ! Each and everyone, i can´t find a favourite among them .
I envy you, having these wild horses to take photos of or just sit and watch … // Maria
Thanks so much Maria. I do love photographing them and just watching them. Hours go by that seem like minutes. 🙂
very nice captures
the birth of new winds
Thank you Will. 🙂
Wow that’s beutiful paint colt