Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Adoption: "Odakota" from Sand Wash Basin HMA, Colorado Mustang A Day Challenge #49

8 by 10 Watercolor
by LindaLMartin
If you have been following this blog for a while you will notice that I have Mentioned Nancy Roberts one of the Sand Wash Basin horse watchers/ photographers. Tonight's painting is of her Sand Wash Basin Adopted Mustang,  Odakota.  According to Nancy Odakota was gathered at Sand Wash Basin during the 2008 gather along with his yearling brother and his mother. His sire is the documented stallion known as Vegas. Vegas was returned to the HMA(horse management area) After the gather. As of the fall of 2010 he was documented with at least 3 mares, 2 yearlings and one foal in his band. There was another suggestion that perhaps he had several more mares but it hasn't been confirmed as of this writing.

Vegas's Band pre-2008 Round up.
Odakota is the little red foal  with the white face.
Vegas is the bay horse on the far left.
Odakota is standing between his mother and older brother.
Photo reference by Nancy Roberts and used by permission.

Odakota is a sorrel pinto. Nancy told me she is looking forward to riding him soon on the very range where he was born. Nancy frequents the Sand Wash Basin to document horses, identify them and to photograph them about 3 or 4 times a week when the weather allows.

A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this painting go toward the further documentation of  the Sand Wash Basin Wild horses.

If you would like to see more of the horses of the Sand Wash Basin Horse Management Area you can read about them on the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses page on facebook:!/pages/Sand-Wash-Basin-Wild-Horses/101181969939406

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