What You Can do to Save our Wild Horses and Burros
I’m frequently asked what can be done to save our wild horses. The truth is, there are so many things. Saving our wild horses is a multi faceted task, that takes all of us.
Recently, I was asked to help spearhead a project that was the brain child of photographer Kim Newman. She wanted to engage as many wild horse photographers as possible, and flood the decision makers in Washington DC with images and stories of our wild horses and burros. I think I can be fairly sure in my assumption that the people making these decisions concerning our wild horses, have never seen one, and don’t know much if anything about their lives.
There is quite honestly nothing more exciting than wild horses running. When they thunder across the landscape, you can just FEEL that in your heart, and in your bones. The ground reverberates, and you are instantly connected to them, and mother earth in the most basic, primal way.
In my previous post, Springtime with the Wild Horses, I mentioned there was snow. Spring is always unpredictable weather wise, but this was the first time I’ve had the chance to experience the wild horses in the snow. It wasn’t a huge snow storm, just enough to cover the ground a little bit, and gave me the chance to photograph the wild horses in the snow.
Any time is a good time with wild horses, but springtime with the wild horses is probably my favorite. The horses just seem happy and content. They made it through another winter, grass is starting to grow, foals are being born, and there is just a sense of renewal all over the range.
These brothers are just adorable together. It’s very common to see last years foals, hanging out with this years foals. They will play with each other, and often the yearling will watch out for, and protect the new foal in the family.