Sixteen head of wild horses (not feral, but ‘wild’ in that they are unbranded (slick), un-broke and run free out on rangelands) and a few head of cattle were grazing peacefully in the back country near Dog Creek; the area, ravaged by wildfire in the late summer of 2009 is now lush with a bountiful supply of grass. The group of horses, taking advantage of the rich grazing, are part of band normally running with a dark roan stallion (hence the roan coloured colts), but, oddly the stud horse was not with the band on this day. Wary, none-the-less, they all lifted their heads, pausing their grazing and cautiously observed the intruding traffic, tenuously holding their ground, obviously not willing to relinquish the lavish buffet too readily. The cattle (in the background) however, fled immediately, running straight for the hills behind. Now, a starkly beautiful backdrop of blackened timber serving as a long-lasting reminder of the devastation of wildfire.