Mother Nature has brought monsoons to Disappointment Valley for the first time in two years, and we are incredibly grateful. The range is green, and the mustangs are fat. In the photo above, Luna and Baylee graze under a cloudy, almost-sunset sky while rain falls in the distance along the La Sal Mountains in Utah. […]
Miss Elamae pauses while grazing under the setting sun at our sanctuary in Disappointment Valley. What a magical evening!
As the sun slid down the sky toward the horizon, the mustangs climbed to the top of the flat-topped mesa. For a bit of perspective, this image shows the base of the mesa and the road that runs across the ranch to Spring Creek Basin. The view from the top is amazing. The view of […]
Baylee and her daughter, Haven, stand on high ground in the northern part of our sanctuary in Disappointment Valley. Usually, this view would include the La Sal Mountains of Utah. Clouds obscured the mountains today … and later, they led to more rain. Mahogany and her granddaughter Haven stand on the same rise – in […]
To take this photo, and the ones below, I walked across a range puddled with water from a recent rain – our first in 53 days. 🙂 We got a little rain three days in a row, for a total of almost three-quarters of an inch. We’re very relieved … and I’m pretty sure it’s […]
On the ranch in Disappointment Valley, we have a high, long, flat-topped mesa that dominates the northern portion of the sanctuary. It has good grass, and the wind is welcome from any direction during gnat season (which is now). Last night, the big mare band and Kreacher’s band and Cisco’s band were all enjoying that […]
Phoenix-the-cheeky is giving stepdaddy Butch some grief in the above photo. Older mustangs generally give babies a lot of latitude in their behavior, most often choosing to walk or trot away, out of reach of energetic youngsters. The photos below feature Puzzle, Pirate, Nevada, Blanco, Star and Artie. Just a few moments in a beautiful […]
The youngest member of our sanctuary herd, Phoenix, was dallying behind the band with his big sister, Angeni, and mama Jif went through the gate ahead of him, which caused some anxiety. Before he got reunited with her, he put on a show!
This was last night’s very-heavy-moon-just-before-the-actual-full-moon evening. It was so beautiful to spend it with the mustangs in the coolness after the heat of the day started to fall away and the gnats buzzed off for the night. While the moon was rising in the east … fireworks were starting to spark in the west. What […]