Meet Donato, Lost Creek’s Newest Wild Appaloosa Foal

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by Carol J. Walker As I was driving in Lost Creek before dawn, I was in an area where I had been used to seeing the wild Leopard Appaloosa Looking Glass and his family. I had not seen him, however, since last October. Suddenly I saw horses off the road, a huge group which as soon as I got out …

Wild Salt Wells Creek Stallion is a Survivor

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In the spring of 2013 while I was visiting and photographing the wild horses of Salt Wells Creek, I encountered a stunning blue-eyed stallion who made me laugh with his funny expression, listening to a stallion behind him and his family.   I had no idea that I would encounter him again  – there were roundups in Salt Wells Creek …

The Story of a Curly Cremello Colt

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On a beautiful morning in May 2020, I was photographing family bands of wild horses as they left where they were drinking along a creek in Salt Wells Creek. They were moving to an open area where they would spread out and graze and nap. Suddenly I caught sight of a tiny cremello foal with a dark buckskin mare. As …

Meet Wild Stallion Gadriel and His Colorful Family

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In May, as I was looking for wild horses in Arapahoe Creek, I saw several bands at a distance. I looked for a two track that might take me nearby, and was soon traveling toward three wild horse families. One of these families had a gorgeous black and white stallion and three pinto foals, a stunning dappled grey mare and …

A New Family for a Red Desert Complex Stallion

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In September of 2020, I met Abelardo and his family for the first time when they were getting a drink of water in the morning in the Red Desert Complex in Wyoming. I was stunned by his beautiful markings, and enjoyed watching his large family, which included a cremello mare and foals, and a grey mare and her black foal. …

A Wild Cremello Curly Colt, Oh My!

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When I was visiting the Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Area in Wyoming outside Rock Springs, I was astonished when I met for the first time a tiny new cremello colored foal that was also a curly! Delighted was not a strong enough word. This little one’s coat was so thick he almost looked like a little lamb. There is …

Meeting a Painted Red Desert Wild Horse Family

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In October, I spent over two weeks at the Red Desert Complex Roundup in Wyoming, which was a very sad event for the wild horses who were losing their freedom and their families. Before it began, I went out out to see if I could find horses in the areas that I had spent so much time in this summer …

Sibling Rivalry in a Wild Horse Family in the Red Desert of Wyoming

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Wild Horse Sibling Rivalry in the Red Desert of Wyoming                                by Carol J. Walker One of my very favorite wild horse families in the Red Desert of Wyoming is the wild stallion Apollo’s family. He is a stunning mature palomino pinto stallion with a huge family. …

An Encounter with Brave and Colorful Wild Bachelor Stallions

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In September, I was visiting the Red Desert Complex in Wyoming and I turned down a road into Lost Creek. It was a windy day, which usually means wild horses are especially wary. I spotted a huge group of wild horses quite a way from the dirt road. I decided to hike out and see how close I could get. …

The Feisty Wild Filly and Her Family

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I have been visiting the wild horses in the Red Desert Complex in Wyoming for the last 4 years. The most enjoyable part of my trips are getting to know wild families, and the longer I spend with them, the more their unique personalities shine through. This spring it was challenging to get out to the horse areas because of …