A Different Kind of Horse - Wild (Pics)...

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Insane Crazy
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Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:39 pm

These are just stunning. Yes, thank you so much for sharing your works!
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:40 pm

Thanks Starine and Insane Crazy!

I might get to head out on Friday to get more pics, and trying to put together a trip in October or November where we spend the morning seeing the wild horses then head over the Turf Paradise... basically a perfect day (it's a little strange that I've lived 2 hours south of Phoenix for 32 years and have only been to TP once)!

Here's another wild horse painting just finished... "Salt River Cuisine"...
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:36 pm

A week after getting lots of photos of horse farms and Keeneland while in Kentucky, this past weekend I made it back up to the Salt River and got some new photos of the wild horses!

Deja Vu - after getting pics a week before of yearling TB colts wrestling in Kentucky, I got to witness the same scene on the Salt River! Yearling colts will be yearling colts, lol, and in Kentucky it became quickly clear why the (comparatively well behaved) fillies are kept in a separate pasture. Sugar and spice vs snails and puppy dog tails :lol: !
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More of these gangly, awkward (yet still kind of adorable) yearling colts go at it again, lol...
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This is the grey stud for one of the bands, I think his name is Shadowfax
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The grey stud and the chestnut from a nearby band have a discussion regarding boundaries.
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One of the yearling colts worn out from being a goofball in training.
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A cute little foal, about 3-4 weeks old (a filly from what I can tell).
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Mares and the little one.
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With a fair share of pregnant bellies evident... looks like we can expect lots more babies in the coming months! EVERY season is breeding season for these guys ;) !
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Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:38 pm

Lovely photos, and I'm so pleased to see that those horses appear to be well-fed and in good condition. Living wild can be hard on a horse, and there are so many dangers, especially for the little ones.
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:02 pm

Yeah, they do pretty well considering they live in a harsh desert climate, though they probably wouldn't look so good or fare so well if it wasn't for the oasis of the Salt River. Of course there's a small contingent of "Chromie" like followers on FB that can be weirdly irrational ("Oh noes... one's limping, someone needs to get him to a vet!"), but that seems to come with the territory of things like this 8-)!
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Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:19 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:These are just stunning. Yes, thank you so much for sharing your works!

Ditto that!
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Fri May 13, 2016 5:54 pm

The Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill to protect the Salt River horses. The protections are conditional upon an agreement between the Department of Agriculture and the United States Forest Service.

http://www.azfamily.com/story/31949157/ ... ild-horses
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Flanders wrote:The Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill to protect the Salt River horses. The protections are conditional upon an agreement between the Department of Agriculture and the United States Forest Service.

http://www.azfamily.com/story/31949157/ ... ild-horses
Yes... very cool that they got this accomplished... and I promise I'll try NOT to keep calling him Gov. Douche-y, lol :P!
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