I was finally able to get out and find some bands of horses again this week. I was happy to find this blue roan colt who is wrestling with the sorrel in the photos. I have photos of him as a foal and had not seen him in a year. Nice to see him doing so well. All of the horses in this band looked healthy and well fed. I have been worried about how they are faring with the drought we are having but so far so good. Summer may have a grimmer tale to tell.
Got up early today with the intention of taking photos of deer. I found this band of wild horses at the water hole instead. They were not very happy that I was there but after banging around for a few minutes they settled down and let me shoot them for about 15 minutes until the Stallion had had enough.
Dirt cloud slide!
Enjoy the glide
On your best day.
Abandoned, they thrived in forgotten corners and the out of
Where others had died they survived and made the outback
their own place,
Here to stay.
Now hunted and harried, they have done too well.
There are too many to hear others tell.
They don’t belong
To see them in the wild you can’t help but hope
That their nobility and spirit will grace the desert forever
Running out there, fleet and strong,
Not relegated to dreams and songs.