Having been a while since I had been to the Pryor range, Ahnya and I decided to spend a night on the mountain. The first horses we encountered as we approached the top were Jupter and Demure. Jupiter is solidly built and I believe he will command a much larger harem in years to come.
Some of the changes on the mountain this year are still hard for me to accept as being more than short term, but it is far enough into the summer to discount them like some of the March and April events. It is still tough for me to think of Jackson’s band as someone elses. The next band I saw was another change that is still sinking in. In both cases things could return to how I have known them, but there is just as good a chance that they won’t. Dove was the easiest to spot in the band, but I did not even see Coronado dogging the band. Irial is the current band stallion. I think this is a pretty large group for his experience level.
I may have remained with this group a little longer, but I could see Galaxy and Cloud’s bands to the left …
and foals trump all else if they are ones I have not been able to observe. First was Ohanzee with Cloud, Inocentes and Feldspar.
Right behind them was Galaxy’s band with little Oro.
As we drove toward Penn’s Cabin we found that a few bands were in the meadow just above the pond. I saw Bolder over toward the cabin and some more horses down along the road before it heads into the woods on its way to Sykes, but decided to go for the nearby horses as I could see 2 foals. They were Okomi, who I had seen before, and Olivia, who I hadn’t. She was very active during the time I watched. While *Doc’s band*, Mescalero’s, and Blue Moon’s was present, the best discovery was of a new foal with Baja’s.
To cap off a great evening, the sun decided to turn the sky a yellow-gold which allowed me to do some sillhouette shots.