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WackyRoger Sep 12, 2006 6:33 PM

Jicarilla (Apache) Wild Horses

It is very difficult to get close enough to these horses to get any kind of picture. They seem to really like the bunch grass at the bottom of sage brush.

History

The history of the wild horses is tied to the local Hispanic communities that have been present in the area for some 300 years. The foundation blood for the horses is Spanish mustang, but genetic testing and physical appearance indicate that other bloodlines may have influenced the herd as well.

Here is a link for additional information about these horses
http://www.fs.fed.us/rangelands/ecol...icarilla.shtml


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TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7


Bootneck3 Sep 12, 2006 7:18 PM

Very nice pictures Roger - the colour of the horses looks beautiful

Wait until Jerry sees them

Fred

WackyRoger Sep 12, 2006 7:29 PM

Thanks Fred. Jerry being a horse guy makes me think he will like them.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7


Bootneck3 wrote:
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Very nice pictures Roger - the colour of the horses looks beautiful

Wait until Jerry sees them

Fred

bayourebel Sep 12, 2006 8:09 PM

And of course, Roger, you and Fred are correct. Beautiful photos. I may have told you that my Peruvian Paso, native to Peru, originate from the old country with the early explorers of South America and Mexico.

Very, very nice Roger. One of them reminds me of Carracas, (Rocky). He is a chestnut with long flaxen mane. If you have not seen his photo, let me know.

Great work as always.

P.S. You're definitely not a newbie or wacky, unless of course, I am also.

Jerry

WackyRoger Sep 12, 2006 8:48 PM

Thank You Jerry.

If your family gets all their health problems fixed and you get out this way we can spend some time and try and get you in position to get a few photos of these guys and gal horses. I can't promise we will find them but I do promise we will try if you get out here and want to try to get a few photos of them.

Post a photo of Rocky I would like to see it.

"You're definitely not a newbie or wacky, unless of course, I am also. You are welcome to join me. I think being looked at as Wacky is a compliment. As far as the Newbie thing - Well its only been a little over a year since I started trying this camera stuff and about 9 months since I decided to go after wildlife. So being a Newbie is not a bad thing in my mind.

P.S. don't forget to share a photo of Rocky with us.

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bayourebel wrote:
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And of course, Roger, you and Fred are correct. Beautiful photos. I may have told you that my Peruvian Paso, native to Peru, originate from the old country with the early explorers of South America and Mexico.

Very, very nice Roger. One of them reminds me of Carracas, (Rocky). He is a chestnut with long flaxen mane. If you have not seen his photo, let me know.

Great work as always.

P.S. You're definitely not a newbie or wacky, unless of course, I am also.

Jerry

bayourebel Sep 12, 2006 9:38 PM

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This is Carracas. I have two other horses.

WackyRoger Sep 12, 2006 9:47 PM

WOW!!! I like his looks. If I ever get out your direction would you introduce me to him????

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7

d-sr Sep 12, 2006 11:17 PM

Very nice shots Roger. I didn't know you had wild horses there. They are beautiful. My brother lives in Reno and they have Mustangs comming to their back yard fence.

Don

WackyRoger Sep 13, 2006 9:43 AM

d-sr, thanks for looking. I am told the count is between 150 and 200 over a 75,000 acre area. They stay in small groups and really don't mix. They are very alert and like elk don't like people to be around.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
FZ 30, Nikon TCE17, QuikAim Max RDS, Zeiss Digiscope/Sony W7


d-sr wrote:
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Very nice shots Roger. I didn't know you had wild horses there. They are beautiful. My brother lives in Reno and they have Mustangs comming to their back yard fence.

Don

D.Ann Sep 13, 2006 3:05 PM

Hey Roger, we have wild horses here too, also descended from spanish blood. They are living on a nationally protected wildlife refuge on Assateague Island. Small but sturdy and usually pinto or paint in color. The island people have a round-up every year and sell off part of the herd to control the size and make money for the fire company. I am always trying to get pictures of the ponies, but they are always grazing so I have a lot of pictures of "pony butt". Not that appealing...But your pictures are awesome as always. Donna


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