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Mustang Pictures Continued-------

Postby mustang » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:14 pm

It not only looks a long way down,, It was a long way up.
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Gypsy and part of her family.
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Gypsy's colt #4, I could have about touched him as he walked by.
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Colt #5 stopped and posed for a picture.
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Gypsy's second cold is now a mother. Friendly Fred is her this years colt.
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Postby Faster horses » Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:39 pm

I enjoy how you keep track of Gypsy and her family. So interesting! They all seem to be wintering well.
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Postby mustang » Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:45 am

It's usually a concern on how all the animals on the desert will make it through the winter. This winter, to date we have only 17% of our normal moisture. So now my concern is if they will make it through the summer.
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Postby mwj » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:10 am

Do they water with any livestock,or do they depend on natural water sources? Sometimes nature is cruel and it is hard to watch the outcome.
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Postby mustang » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:46 pm

I could be wrong about this. There are about five troughs that have water piped to them that I believe could be managed by the BLM.
There is one well with a pump that is piped to numerous troughs and two springs they pipe water out to troughs.
The cowboys have about six troughs that have water piped to them in the area where I've been taking most of my pictures. Further South East, there are a lot of troughs that I think the cowboys installed and ran the water to. They only turn the water on to those troughs when they have their cows out there. When the weather gets cold enough to freeze the troughs, both cows and horses seem to get along by eating snow. This year there hasn't been much snow, but the horses seem to be doing OK. Both cows and horses use any water they can find. One outfit runs seven thousand head out there and further north. The mustangs don't mix with the cows much. They usually go up on the high ridges where the wind has blown the snow off the grass. I hope this all make sense/ gotta run, the wife calls.
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