After a trip to the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area and experiencing the thrill of seeing horses in the wild, we realized there may be others who wish to observe unbound Mustangs. So armed with our cameras, binoculars, maps and 4WD we will venture into these wild and rugged places. Within these electronic pages we will share what is out there… Where The Wild Horses Are… living life naturally. Exploring also some of the places they come to be when removed from these management areas.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Observation North Mare Foal Pairs

On Friday October 8th we returned to the Litchfied WH&B Corrals for a visit. It was very quiet. We spoke with the wrangler who was working, he filled us in on all that had been happening there and we were given the go ahead to go view the horses...

Processing has been completed on most all of the horses, mules and burrows from the Twin Peaks HMA.

Family group from Shinn Peak seen here together with a Bay Stallion in the wild.

At the water trough

This mare had a more difficult time getting into the hay piles, she was run off by the others.

Grulla Mare and her filly written about in this post.
Foal laying in the hay was recently born here in captivity.
With her mother
Tag # 1960
Appaloosa colt and his mother were seen here (to the far right) and here at Summit Trough last August.
Most of the foals will be weaned in November, the late birth foals will stay with their mothers longer.
Facility adoptions will also likely begin sometime in November.


The Dry Mare Pen

Young and non-nursing mares from mixed home ranges.

"Sanctuary" Bound

Studs that have been hip branded and prepped for long term holding.

Stud Pens

Painters Flat    Me

A helicopter flew over...
and the horses crowded together.

One and Two Year Old Colt Overflow Pen

Buckskin colt. Day of capture

Soon to be castrated and ready for adoption.


Burros and Mules

Burrow Jack
Burrow Jacks

New born mule foal had not been processed yet.

A very curious little girl!

Mares in the mule and mare pen, bay mare was hip branded for long term holding but because of a paperwork glitch has been at the facility for at least 2 years.