Take a deep breath on the Jif mystery. David Glynn was out in the basin this weekend, and he and his horse, Buck, came across Jif! Alone but seemingly hale and hearty. From his description, I think she was tucked away farther east than I looked, back in the little hills beyond that water hole off the doubletrack. You can bet I’ll be looking for her this coming weekend! Many thanks to David for providing that welcome information! It’s good to have another set of eyes out there!
What on Earth is she doing out there? Alone?! David said one of his thoughts was that she was off having a foal, but he didn’t find one. That was one of my initial thoughts, too, but she just didn’t look pregnant. It’s possible the horses got separated while grazing, and when the other horses wandered off, she found herself alone. Maybe she’s been hanging out waiting for them to come back. The last time I *know* a band used that water hole was Thursday evening (while she was missing). Sunday, the water was clear, and the horses had moved back closer to Spring Creek. The clear, shallow water makes me think they hadn’t been to the water enough to stir up the mud.