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    Adorable (and unusual) Montana ungulates

    Inspired by these awesome photos of an albino deer in Musselshell County taken by a a sheriff’s deputy there, we decided to share a few awesome ungulate images from our readers. Scroll down to take a look. 

    If you get a chance, give the MHP Facebook page a like. You can see the albino deer photos there.

    Here’s another photo Undersheriff Edwards captured 

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    Next, we’ve got a couple photos for you to fawn over (had to do it!).

    A Montana fawn. Photo by George Tillman

    A Montana fawn. Photo by George Tillman

     

    Mule deer fawn. By Nicole Swoboda

    Mule deer fawn. By Nicole Swoboda

    How about this horse and its girl. It fits the adorable bill, no doubt.

    A girl and her horse. Photo by Mark LaRowe Photography

    A girl and her horse. Photo by Mark LaRowe Photography

    Finally, a shot of a coupe of moose who needed a night on the town.

    Moose in the street. Photo by Yvonne Moe Resch

    Moose in the street. Photo by Yvonne Moe Resch

    Do you have photos of Montana wildlife you’d like to share? Send them our way by emailing editor@montanamagazine.com. Please include a jpg image, brief description and full photographer contact information.

    Jenna 

  • Handpicked horses help riders find mobility, independence

    Here’s a sweet story out of the Bitterroot Valley for you on a almost-summer Thursday.

    The Bitterroot Theraputic Ranch near Corvallis is home to special horses that, as writer Brett Berntsen explains, have a very special duties.

    Take Tonah, for example:

    Tonah, a Norwegian Fjord, fits the mold perfectly. As a small draft horse, she can carry heavy loads yet isn’t tall, making it easy to mount and dismount. Moreover, she has the calm, patient demeanor necessary for long days in the arena.

    . . .

    Astride a beige mare named Tonah, Abbie Jessop leads the exercise. Despite being born with cerebral palsy and nearly deaf, the 18-year-old Pinesdale resident rides independently.

    She steers the patient mare next to a metal rack holding plastic rings. Reaching up with a shaky hand, she spears a ring and drops it onto a nearby cone like a gaucho in training.

    We featured the ranch in our May/June issue with a spread of amazing photos by photography Lido Vizzutti. Grab a copy to see all the photos.

    Until then, the full story is online now.

    Enjoy!

    Jenna