The Black Stallion-Mystery

Friends, this fine animal is named, Mystery, one of the wild horses that run free within the confines of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota.  I especially like seeing these animals cause some may be descendants of domestic horses raised by my grandfather in the early 20th century.  He ranched along the Little Missouri River and raised horses for the army.  Some of the remount stallions leased by the army were part-Morgan and i think this horse looks like Morgan type.  Others with more knowledge will disagree, but it warms my heart to see this stallion, running free as in the bottom image. So today, the black stallion of the badlands. til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on April 29, 2012, in Badlands, Nature, photography, wild horses, Wildlife and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. i forgot to ask Does he have a herd?

  2. Spectacular! I agree, there’s definitely more than a trace of Morgan there, given the head and body, although that neck makes me think of a Percheron (not the rest of the horse, though – that one above is finer-boned than a Percheron). Maybe a trace of quarter-horse, too…… Really wonderful photographs!

  3. Shutterbug Sage

    Gorgeous photos as always. You can see the strength and spirit in Mystery in the first shot and his gorgeous surroundings in the second. Beautiful!

  4. and i love the second one too, what a glorious landscape, mystery looks so much at home in it 🙂

  5. Oh my MJ, that first shot is amazing!!! What a beautiful portrait of this glorious animal.

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