Wild Horses Running Wild and Free
There is nothing more thrilling than watching wild horses running wild and free. Imagine in your mind the sound of hoof beats in the dirt, the swirling dust, the exhilaration of the moment. The hoof beats go straight to my heart and soul.
I have to think that part of the joy of being a wild horse, is running like the wind whenever they want to, because often it seems like they run just for the sheer joy of it all.
Observing wild horses can be a lot of hanging around waiting for something to happen. But then, the stallions will start to chase each other, or the little guys will start running around. Watching the foals play chase is one of my favorite things. You can see they are loving those new long legs, and learning how to use them.
Kicking up their heals, simply because they can.
Stallions will often run to challenge each other. Or to protect their family from an approaching bachelor stallion.
Getting run off certainly happens too.
Evenings and mornings are by far my favorite time to catch the horses running. The whole herd will run to the water hole, and the sound and feel of that is indescribable.
Foals learn at an early age to keep up with mom.
Dust, hooves, horses, and freedom.
I want nothing more than for future generations to be able to experience this. But the way things are going, I am very concerned they won’t. And that is one reason I will never stop fighting to keep our horses free, on OUR public land.
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