October 14 2015
I'm not making this up. It's true, because photographer Steve Bradley said this, and repeated it, after snapping these shots of Dudley on Day 3's 50-miler of the Owyhee Canyonlands.
We were following Smokey and Jose out on trail and approaching Steve with his camera. Looking into the sun, and seeing something at this spot that she'd never seen before, Smokey couldn't figure out what Steve and his motorcycle were. She froze, so Jose stopped, and Dudley stopped. While Smokey was frozen trying to figure it out, Dudley used the opportunity to gaze with the Look of Eagles at some horses going down the trail in the distance. He wasn't posing on purpose; it just comes naturally.
Such a handsome boy!
Dudley finished the ride, with The Raven, of course. It was his sixth 50-mile completion this year. Go Dude!
And now that he's even slimmer than ever, no matter what veterinarians or equine body scores say, he's just the prettiest boy on the trail!