Who knew!? When we adopted our two 'El Rito' Mustangs, who knew there was this bouncing bundle hidden inside! Sierra Rosa has blessed us with a surprise we aptly named 'Bailador Viento'. On September 19th we were 'surprised' with this little small framed long legged bundle of everything equine.
We had come to the conclusion just a short two weeks prior that Sierra Rosa was not just 'wormy or being fed well' but that indeed she was carrying something special inside. And much to our surprise, this little 'fatherless' El Rito colt came faster than we anticipated.
He is adorable to say the least, very small, and becoming the 'smoosher' that any girl would ever hope for, lol. A late baby to say the least, so we have been 'buffing' him up with calf manna and night blankets to assure him a healthy and strong future. Just a month later and he is already beginning to roan and show that he will be a colorful youngster come next spring.
For now, we are enjoying this late little bundle who loves to smoosh, and has no idea he is truly from a wild gene pool of colonial spanish mustangs. His mother, Rosa, still timid watches with wonder as we hug the daylights out of her pride and joy. Bailador Viento (WindDancer) will be a strong ambassador, and a loving one too, for the vanishing El Rito mustangs of northern New Mexico, as well as all wild mustangs that are fighting for thier right to remain on the land.
Bailador has no idea of what he represents, nor will he ever know his Sire (Daddy) from the range his mother was removed from. Another bittersweet story will follow as he grows and matures. We are keeping him with his 'auntie' Sierra Cancion, and Cromado here at the ranch in hopes to socialize him as best as possible so he isn't compelely spoiled...we'll do our best not to make him a rotten young boy, haha!
Enjoy the pics of this late baby gift, and follow his journey and story as he grows learning who he is, and who he will become on behalf of America's Wild Mustangs.