Who is Cloud?

Born May 29, 1995 in the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range

whoiscloud-cloudCloud is a pale palomino wild stallion living in the Pryor Mountains on the Montana/Wyoming border, a range the Crow Indians called the Arrowheads. Cloud has been documented from the day of his birth by Emmy-winning filmmaker & TCF's Executive Director Ginger Kathrens. Her films about Cloud, "Cloud: Wild Stallions of the Rockies," "Cloud's Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns," and the latest film "Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions" aired on PBS' Nature series and represent the only continous documentation of a wild animal from birth in our hemisphere. Ginger's chronicles of Cloud have been compared to Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees in Africa. She has also written three books about Cloud. Today Cloud roams free in his mountain home. 
 
The pale, flashy mustang is the son of the elegant black stallion, Raven, and the bright palomino mare, Phoenix. Cloud represents a rare color in his Pryor home, which is why he has always been released, despite being rounded up numerous times. However, many of his family members have not been as lucky and have been removed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) through either helicopter stampedes or bait trapping operations. In the spring of 2011, Congress declared Cloud an ambassador for all wild horses living in the American West. 

Watch Cloud Update: 2012 on PBS. See more from Nature.