Thursday, May 26, 2011
THE PHANTOM STALLION'S LEGACY
Phantom's Pride, photo by Liz Juenke, May 2011
Does this beautiful mustang stallion look familiar?
He's Phantom's Pride, son of the real Phantom Stallion. Some of you remember him as this little black foal (photo by Palomino Armstrong, Feb. 2007). You may even have entered the contest to name him.
Phantom's Pride lives on 5,000 fenced acres at the Wild Horse Sanctuary in Shingletown, California. Expelled from his family band -- as most young stallions are -- he now has a small herd of his own and that's exciting for many reasons.
When the first Phantom Stallion book was published, some people laughed at the idea that such a young stallion could have a herd of his own. And some critics refused to believe a black foal could grow up to be a white stallion, even if he passed through a transitional color shift of silver gray, like the surface of the moon.
Look at Pride! He's proving fiction & fact aren't always that far apart.
If you'd like to read more about the real Phantom, his lead mare Shy and Pride's older brother Raincloud, click here The Real Phantom
Labels: Phantom's Pride, the real Phantom, Wild Horse Sanctuary
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Terri Farley @ 2:49 PM
SCHREECH!!!! He is so cute!! If thoes critics really knew horses they would know that the Lipazin horses are born solid black and mature to white. lol! either way he is so awesome! I hope his father is proud!!