Car packed with camera gear, my trusty hiking boots, and the best trail guide a person could ask for, I headed out to a remote area on rocky terrain with sagebrush covered hills in search of the wild horses of the Sand Wash Basin. I had no idea what to expect during my outing, and after a while on dusty, canyon-like roads, all my expectations were exceeded the moment I caught my first glimpse of a small band off in the distance, in the middle of open prairie.
There’s nothing more beautiful and elegant than seeing a wild horse gallop freely, grazing at their own will, and raising their young. The horses of Sand Wash Basin represent a variety of colors including paints, grays, bays, red and blue roans, among other color variations. They roam this open land in bands ~ a family of horses. They express strength and boldness, gentleness and sometimes sorrow. Their lives represent the iconic symbol of the west.
I felt honored by this wildlife experience, capturing in photos their majestic and dignified spirit. These photos are only a snapshot in time. It’s the being there that’s spectacular.
Stay wild, stay free.