Sunday, May 17, 2009

Remembering Dream Catcher

A severe winter took its toll on the Gila herd at the facility on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in central South Dakota, where I just returned from conducting our Wild Horses of the West photo adventure. One of the losses, a mare by the name of Dream Catcher.

Dream Catcher was foaled during my first Wild Horse of the West workshop, which was conducted the week of July 20-26, 2003.

She was named by participant and good friend, Karen Flannery. It’s also significant the Dream Catcher gave birth to her first foal at the age of two during another workshop in 2005. The foal’s birth took place sometime between May 24 and May 26. Wind Walker, once the herd’s number two stallion, was the father.

We miss you Dream Catcher. You will be long remembered.

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