Blade’s Story: A Carter Reservoir Mustang by Jean Bilodeaux

It was May 6, 2007 when we first saw him, while finishing an afternoon horseback ride on the public lands east of Cedarville. Several bands of mustangs were ranging in this part of

the BLM’s 23,000+ acre Carter Reservoir Wild horse herd management area.  Colts cavorting with their peers, mares munching on the dried grasses, while the lead mare and stallion kept

watch for danger was a sight to watch. It was a comforting sight to see these “families” of buckskins, bays, blacks and paints existing so well in this high desert wilderness.

Riding back to our trailer he was spotted, an unusual movement on the hillside in front of us that didn’t quite fit in. Mingling with a group of five cows was a slightly taller, browner

shape, watching us. Studying the shape, we could see he was a young bay stallion. He appeared to be about two years old, probably run off from…

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