After the loud noises of an ATV made Picasso and his band head back farther off the road, the ATV passed by us and came back. The man told us that around the bend farther down the road there was more wild horses, so we decided it was time to move on. We drove about a half mile and I noticed 3 greys about 1/4 mile off the road. I’m a sucker for greys and roans, my young horse is a blue roan, and I really wanted to see these guys.
As we walked toward them the lightest and most likely the youngest of the 3 stood up after rolling in a sand area. They watched us for a few minutes but I could tell they might not stay for very long so we stopped. Horses are so curious by nature, I figured if we waited for a bit the might actually come our direction so I sat down. It was only a few minutes when they decided they needed to come in for a closer look at the small animal stupid enough to sit down in the sage brush where the snakes hide.
The light grey in the middle was probably the most curious of them all. As they come up closer they all stood in a line checking us out. I wasn’t disappointed, they were all gorgeous. I could have spent hours with them. I continued to snap away and then my camera batteries died. Talk about disappointing. After about ten minutes they all became bored and moved on. I like when wild animals are allowed to leave without feeling threatened and to walk away undisturbed.
River – 2009 dark grey by Josie and White Out
Diego – 2010 rose grey from Rounder’s band
Takoda – 2009 grey from Tashunka’s band
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