Photo by Kathy Browning It’s all in the code This is a photograph of the BLM freeze brand on a wild mustang named Sagewind. The freeze brand tells the mustang’s story. Sagewind was originally captured from the Nevada Wild Horse Range north of Las Vegas on June 19, 1991, when she was two years old. She was adopted by a man from Roseville, Calif., in 1992. The brand identifies Sagewind as from the BLM’s Palomino Valley facility, born in 1989, and a unique four-digit code tied to the agency’s database. The animal’s “signalment” key provides identifying characteristics of being sorrel in color with a whorl on her face, no white on her right fore leg, stocking on her right hind leg, a sock on her left fore leg and a stocking on her left hind leg and having a bald face. The photo is part of an exhibit at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss by Vendla Stockdale and George Brauneis of Spirit Wind Horse Rescue. The exhibit continues through October.