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Mustangs, the fleet of foot.

Postby mustang » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:41 pm

This old boy was out in the flats all by himself. I had no idea where the band was hanging out and he wouldn't say.

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Late in the afternoon I saw them coming down a fence line. Some guy on a 4-wheeler spooked them away from the fence. They ran about a quarter mile and turned back my way and ran between the fence and my camera. The best I could count was 113 head.
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Gypsy and her family seemed to be kicking up their share of dust.
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I hurried around the hill just in time to see them spill over the ridge.
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At about three miles, most of them didn't even slow down for a drink.
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Ol Friendly Fred was working up a sweat.
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He's a game little sucker, but I'll bet he wishes he didn't have all that fur to pack.
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The third and last time I was able to bushwhack them was when they went through this gate and ran past the last water trough. In all I figure they ran just about ten miles. Quite a distance for the half dozen colts in the band.

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Re: Mustangs, the fleet of foot.

Postby mrj » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:45 pm

Thanks for sharing those photo's, Mustang. It must really make your day to make such a 'find'. Enjoy it all you can, and then again by sharing with us....you can't beat that deal, or at least we sure can't!!!

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Re: Mustangs, the fleet of foot.

Postby Faster horses » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:58 pm

What mrj said. :clap:
10 miles. Whew!! Have we ever seen Friendly Fred before? I don't recall seeing him.
Some amazing shots there as usual! :heart:
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Re: Mustangs, the fleet of foot.

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:12 pm

Were you just running along side? :wink: :lol: :lol:

Great shots, that is quite the herd. :D
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Re: Mustangs, the fleet of foot.

Postby mustang » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:25 am

Yah,,,, I'd stop and take a bunch of pictures then run down the road to where I figured they would pass close by and wait for them. They were running along a fence, so I knew about where they had to travel. I can run a lot faster on the road Three times I had to out run them to be ready when they came by. My Cummins might have played a minor part in the chase.
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