Patron is a 5 year old Chestnut Sabino stallion.
This is Sioux and she is so beautiful, but a bit of a flirt too it seems
Let me introduce you to Drummer. Drummer was born in 2008 to Butterscotch and Ringo (hence his name ). He is a charismatic, laid back, handsome stallion with beautiful, rich coloring. He is usually in the Round Mountain area, but has made an appearance in the lower canyons at one time.
This is Choca. There are no other Dun horses of this particular coloring on this range. He is one of a kind
I hope I can get to the upper ranges soon. In the meantime…..here are some more older photos. This is all about Deja vu. She is a beautiful black mare that was born in the North Soda area. During the 2013 gather, it was decided to move her to another area to help with the genetics. Sadly, she has never produced a foal. Her sire was the amazing, gorgeous, attitude filled, Challenger and her dam is Wild Eyes. Challenger is gone now but Wild Eyes still resides in North Soda..Deja vu is now with the band stallion Adobe and his mares.
This is Phoenix. Her mother is Sahara who was born sorrel and soon “varnished” out to a roan. Her sire is either Crockett or Acorn. I have always leaned toward Crockett, but will never know for sure. Phoenix was also born sorrel and quickly changed to a varnish roan. Phoenix was born in 2016 and has one foal.
The Little Book Cliffs can boast that it has appaloosa horses. Currently there are only two that have a blanket. There have been others that started with a blanket but they did not keep it, they “varnished out”. The blanket faded and they now look like roan horses.
Above, we have Pharaoh and Traveler, the only two blanketed appys we have. Wonder if there will be any this spring! Pharaoh is a young bachelor stallion and Traveler is an older established band stallion
Derecho is one of our 2020 foals and he is definitely an unforgettable one. His markings are so unusual for the horses we have and what a looker he is! Derecho got his name because we wanted to remember the year. Derecho means a ” line of intense, widespread, and fast-moving windstorms and sometimes thunderstorms that moves across a great distance and is characterized by damaging winds.” We had those winds and some horrifying wildfires as well. I wonder if he will live up to his name! I hope he isn’t a “damaging” force, but I bet he blows in and out like a storm!
Cimarron used to have a band of six mares, then along came the young upstart Blazer. Blazer was five when he won the whole band from Cimarron (age 14). At first Blazer just hung around the edges, then he started asserting himself more and more until finally Cimarron was the one hanging on the edge. By the end of the summer Cimarron was no longer hanging around at all. He was off on his own or with other bachelors. Blazer had finally won control. That is a lot of mares for this young boy, but he has done very well with it.
Sometimes difficult to see the older stallions pushed out, but so exciting to see the youngsters finally coming into their own.
I had wondered if Quincy would ever leave his family band and go off with the bachelors. Well, he never did. He stayed with his family band until late summer and then BAM! he took over a band of four mares. Way to go big guy! Go big or go home I guess. His dam and her stallion still hang nearby, but they are definitely two separate bands.