Another herd we encountered out at Sand Wash Basin in September 2012 was Yellow Man’s band. We actually came around a bend in the road and he was standing tucked up in the trees watching us. His herd was a bit farther up the hill.
When Yellow Man finally decided that we were okay and not a threat he started to graze until the girls came along. I was really excited to see a very young colt. Even though it appeared that a drought was happening here, foals were still being born.
He was escorted by his mom, Owl the pale grey mare, and his grandma, Crow. The names are pretty fitting.
They didn’t stay long, they direction that they were traveling made it appear that they were actually heading to the water hole.
Yellow Man – Grey band stallion
Crow – Black mare
Owl – 2010, grey mare out of Crow
Dragon – 7/2012 bay colt
Hopscotch – 2012 filly out of Oda
Pearl – Grey mare with half an ear not seen on my visit