Gray Ghost’s Memory Lives On
Hello everyone. I would like to thank you all for the overwhelming love you have shown for the late stallion, Gray Ghost. You have all honored him with your kind words and helped to ensure his memory will live on in the hearts of many. Over the last two days, I have had several questions about Gray Ghost that I would like to take the time to answer today with this post.
Gray Ghost was born in 2002, making him 16 at the time of his passing. Unfortunately, we do not know the cause of his death. His health had been declining over the last year. He was becoming noticeably thinner and we were all worried for him.
When I first met Gray Ghost in 2015, he had recently lost his band to a stallion named Teton. He spent the next year and a half getting stronger and eventually found a bachelor buddy named Wildrye. The two walked together until the spring of 2016 when Wildrye gained his first band. In November of 2016, Gray Ghost stole 3 mares and a young colt from a stallion named Gary. They would become his final band.
At the time of his passing, he was no longer holding a band and was walking alone. Due to his health, he lost his family to a younger stallion named Ranger. One mare, named Twister, did not want to be with this new stallion and fought her way back to Gray Ghost. The other three bounced around between Ranger and a stallion named Flax for a while but eventually ended up with Ranger. Twister, who at the time was pregnant with their foal, did her best to stay with Gray Ghost but after their colt was born she too ended up with Ranger. The colt, Atlas, had some physical issues with his back legs and sadly he too is no longer with us.
Gray Ghost has sired many offspring over the years. Several have been adopted and five still remain in the park. Those five will remain in the park and carry on his legacy. I will share some photos below of his remaining offspring still living wild and free in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Thanks again for all the love you have shown this legendary stallion!