Wednesday, I found Bruiser, and he was alone. He did lead me – in a roundabout way – to the pinto band later in the day. But I sure wondered where the heck were Cinch and Twister …
Today, all was back to normal when he showed up again with Cinch and Twister not too long after a visit with Shadow and David and their baby. Friend TB also got to see the youngster, and we chatted long enough that the boys finally came down from a ridge – to the pond behind Round Top, or so we thought.
We waited out away from the pond so they could drink, but they really came strutting over to check out TB’s handsome palomino mustang!
Bruiser in the lead, Twister at right and Cinch at back left.
Bruiser and Twister. Twister is 3 this spring.
Bruiser at the “long trot”!
He has grown over the past few months. He’s part of the “class of 2007″ – roundup-year babies. Looks a lot like Cuatro … or vice versa …
And no display of strutting stallions would be complete without this, which looks dramatic but resulted in no injury to either party.
Cinch at left, Bruiser right
And the center of their attention?
This big handsome fellow is from White Mountain in Wyoming (which means, if I remember correctly, that he shares his home range with a certain also-handsome buckskin-pinto fellow). TB also has a mustang from the Twin Peaks area of CA/NV – a mustang advocate for sure!
It was certainly nice to see these elusive boys, and – even better – it was great to see them all together!
Also out on horseback today were herd area manager Bob Ball and a contingent of Forest Service/BLM folks, out to collect water samples from various sources within the basin – and enjoy the gorgeous day! I suppose they could call it “work,” but I hope they had a wonderful day and saw plenty of horses!