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Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:14 pm
by mustang
Peanut, Gypsy's seventh colt is a favorite. He gets his share of attention. He was missing for a month or so. I felt really lucky to find him. He's running by himself and I can't figure why. Gypsy is with a new band of about eight head, and thats another mystery. The black stud that ran her out of "The Family" hasn't been seen for over a month. Sure don't know where he disappeared to.

New babies are always a treat to photograph. Around fifteen between the two bands. The roan two year old got kicked and can't put much weight on her right front leg. Hope she can keep up with the band.



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Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:55 pm
by Faster horses
Simply awesome, once again. Thank you for sharing.
I hope the roan can get over her lameness in order to keep up.
We had a horse once that dislocated his front shoulder. He couldn't put his leg behind him, had to keep it out in front.
We thought he was done for.
The vet said to turn him out, that he would take care of it on his own and that it might take 6 months.
We did, he did and he was fine. We rode him for many years after that.

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:30 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
Thanks for getting me my "FIX" of Mustangs. Looking pretty good.

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:43 am
by Faster horses
I just used your third picture for my desktop. Thank you very much. Your photos are outstanding!

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:38 am
by mustang
I'd like to thank Big Muddy and Faster Horses and anyone else who has commented about the mustang pictures. It is a joy to be out there, taking the pictures. If I can in some small way translate what I see and feel at the time, through the pictures to you people on Ranchers, I will be a happy man.

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:10 am
by mrj
mustang, like the others posting, I also appreciate and enjoy the photo's. The horses and the scenery are just something I'm never going to see in person and your photo's are the 'next best thing' to actually being there.

We did see some wildly colored "Indian ponies" in a parade at Interior, SD at their July 4 celebration. One or two of them were painted in traditional patterns. Has anyone here heard of either a Brindle Dun, or Brindle Grulla color horse? A guy who shared a shade tree with us to shelter from a wickedly hot, sunny day, called a horse by that color name. Someone was riding it in the parade, and we never saw it later in the day, so never had a chance to ask the rider about it. It was more of the dark-ish Dun color than Grulla, imo. and it had black stripes or striations of black color running vertically the entire length of it's body, as I recall. Not sure if the stripes were going round the legs, or what, but it was very interesting and the only one either Shorty or I have ever seen marked liked that. The colors and marking patterns were quite similar to a brindle Brown Swiss milk cow we once had, so that term for the horses' color patterns does seem appropriate, to me.

Thanks for the fun times looking at the photo's, mustang. Most of what we hear or see about wild horses is politically slanted to make it seem they are all descended from the real mustangs, and are constantly abused and starved by "greedy ranchers abusing the land with too many cattle". I know many people know a lot more about horses than I do, but believe I can recognize or differentiate a good or even a great working ranch horse from a poor one, and many of those wild horses sure do look like they came right out of a decent to above average quarter horse or paint horse breeding program rather than from a true mustang bunch!

mrj

Re: Mustang Pictures--------------

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:36 am
by Faster horses
I thought I knew about every color of horse, mrj, but I sure didn't know about that color. Interesting. I am going to
see if I can find a picture of one. I totally agree with you on your post. Thanks mustang and yep, we hear too the same
as you mentioned in your last paragraph.

These that mustang posted sure seem to be in fine shape.