My Four Sons
Good morning everyone! Some of you may have seen yesterday on Wild in North Dakota that I had an amazing adventure this week that included finding Stallion Clinker! If you didn’t see the post be sure to head over there to read all about it. For those who have already read how my adventure began, here is the rest of the story. After hiking into the secret cove to see where Grady and Wind Dancer were headed, I quickly was in my own little paradise of five bachelors and Former Band Stallion, Clinker. What made this experience even better was not only had I been able to see Clinker for the first time in months but I was witnessing him interact with 4 of his 5 bachelor sons. 2013 Ranger(Whiskey), 2014 Wind Dancer(Lacey), 2015 Grady(Lacey), and 2016 Indy(Indian Paint Brush) surrounded their sire as he came out of the trees. A little squealing happened between Ranger and Clinker but for the most part, it was four sons welcoming their sire. For those who don’t know the back story, I will explain why this was so awesome! Ranger did not grow up with Clinker. His dam Whiskey was taken by Georgia’s Boy early on so he grew up on the river. Clinker has lived in the center of the park for years and so the two most likely never crossed paths. Wind Dancer was kicked out of the band as a two-year-old but we suspect it was by Frontier and not Clinker. Grady was kicked out of the band as a two-year-old as well but at the same time, Frontier, the 5-year-old brother of Indian Paint Brush, took the band from Clinker. The only mare Clinker was left with was Indian Paint Brush and of course their colt, Indy. Four months later, Clinker lost Indian Paint Brush and Indy to Stallion Teton. So Clinker has been alone since last October. In the meantime, his two 2016 colts have both become bachelors. So as you can see, Clinker being with four of his boys of various ages at the same time is a very unique experience. Each one of the boys took a turn to privately interact with Clinker but none of them challenged him. Below are photos of the boys and their time with Clinker. I will write under each photo to better explain who is who. I will also share more pictures of his four boys later this week. Thanks so much and I hope you enjoy these special photos!