Teton's Band

And now back to a good old fashion wild horse story….I always say you never know what you’ll find around the next corner in this beautiful National Park and you also never know who you’ll find around the next corner as in people. This day I had been out in the park early and decided to take another drive later in the afternoon. I was driving slowly looking around and came upon another car that…

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Half Moon's Band

Happy Monday Everyone! Finally a chance to get into some of my photos from this past trip! I know many may think these horses simply appear in front of my camera for their pictures to be taken, but that couldn’t be further from the truth! This park is vast and nearly 50,000 acres of North Dakota Badlands making it often difficult to do what looks like the easiest of hikes. This day, Tiff and I…

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Cocoa's Band

Well, today is not exactly a happy Monday as it’s been brought to my attention that Band Stallion Cocoa has passed away. =( He was 18 this year and currently the oldest Band Stallion in the park. His sheath has been extremely swollen for the past few weeks and during this time, his Band was taken from him by young Stallion Ollie Jr. Hard to say what caused this swelling for him but with the…

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Bachelors

Happy Friday Everyone! Thought you all might enjoy seeing this photo from out in the wild as it looks very similar to the photos I posted yesterday of Chip and Warrior playing for ranking here on our ranch. Looks like perhaps the same dynamic taking place here among 3 TRNP Bachelor Boys. Ollie Jr. was clearly the lead in this group and has now taken over Cocoa’s Band. We’ll have to watch to see how…

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Former Wild Ones

In any herd of horses, there is always a social order in place with horses ranked in the group. This is even true in a domestic setting so understanding this can be very helpful in maintaining a nice balance in your herd. Here on our ranch, our Quarter Horse Mac is number one followed by wild Charlie who is number two. Chip has held the 3rd position for quite some time now but with the…

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Former Wild Ones

Happy Sunday Everyone! With another auction of 13 horses from this TRNP herd coming to a close tomorrow night at 6 pm CST, I thought I’d show you another example of life after being removed from the wild. It doesn’t have to be the end for them as they are very capable of moving on and living a great life in our domestic world. This is our gorgeous 2009 Dakota Page (Rosie x Gary) along…

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