This might be our first Rodeo 🤠
Day 1 of the Reno Rodeo Cattle Drive sent us to Winemucca Ranch. Over the course of this next week we’ll be herding cattle on horseback through the desert to kick off the 100th annual Reno Rodeo!
What’s your favorite memory from Rodeos past?
In honor of Father’s Day I am reposting the 2017 video “How Baby Mustangs are Made” starring Chief, his then satellite stallion, Big Bay and a little chestnut mare. The video is buried behind the photo of the two stallions in case you have small children who aren’t ready for the facts of life. A little background. Stallion Chief had a nice band of chestnut mares I called the Red Rangers — they were the only all sorrel band on the Range. Sometime In 2016 Chief allowed Big Bay to join his band, which had grown to about 10 including colts and fillies. At the time of this video Big Bay had sired one of the 3 foals in the band with a new mare he had brought in, so his role was changing. It’s not unheard of for a stallion to allow another male to be part of his herd in a submissive position (think Beta wolf to the Alpha) though I hadn’t seen anything like this before. The two stallions were actually both breeding with mares in the same band. This clip shows what happened when one of Chief’s daughters had come in to heat. Usually mares will push their daughters to the outskirts of a herd to keep the band stallion from breeding with them. The young mares are then easy taking for a bachelor in search of a mare. But this had not happened - the filly actually backed right up to Chief with her tail up but Chief pushed her away toward his wingman, BigBay, who then mounted her. This turned out to be the beginning of the end for Chief as the guy in charge, but that’s another story. I really love Chief - he’s a beautiful stallion and an all around nice guy who sired really pretty red foals. But not this time ... Happy Father’s Day to all you dads 🧡 July17, 2017 #nevadamustangslivingsymbolsofthewest #wildhorsevideo #horsesmating #nevadawild #pocket_horses #virginiarangemustangs #raw_horses #wildhorsesofnevada #naturalnevada #wildhorsesoftheworld #wildhorsesofinstagram #wildhorses #cheveauxsauvages #caballossalvajes #cavalloselvaggio #wildpferd #vildhästen #wildpaard #brumbiesoftheamericanwest #maresandstallions #лошадь
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