Yellow Man’s Band

Yellow Man watching us to make sure we are safe before he lets the herd move in

Yellow Man watching us to make sure we are safe before he lets the herd move in

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.

Yellow Man must have decided we were okay if he was starting to eat.

Yellow Man must have decided we were okay if he was starting to eat.

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.

Dragon, colt born in July 2012.  Mom is Owl and sire is Yellow Man

Dragon, colt born in July 2012. Mom is Owl and sire is Yellow Man

He was escorted by his mom, Owl the pale grey mare, and his grandma, Crow.  The names are pretty fitting.

Owl & Dragon

Owl & Dragon

Dragon and his grandma

Dragon and his grandma

They didn’t stay long, they direction that they were traveling made it appear that they were actually heading to the water hole.

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

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

Owl & Dragon

Owl & Dragon