Posted at 1:00 pm , on May 10, 2017
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.
Posted at 6:19 pm , on May 9, 2017
An extraordinary journey through rolling hills and sagebrush, the Sombrero Ranch cowboys can breathe a little easier as the 2017, two day, 62-mile horse drive adventure comes to an end.
Posted at 12:43 am , on May 9, 2017
Sombrero Ranch riders lead the horse drive down the middle of Highway 40 through Maybell, Colorado. Every year in early May, horses are taken from winter grazing pasture to summer pasture. The 62 mile trip takes two days of hard riding to complete, and has taken place since the early 60’s. The sound of thundering hooves, whinnying and nickering as the horses and cowboys come into town is an exhilarating experience.
Posted at 6:51 pm , on February 23, 2016
If you listen carefully, there is communication occurring
Even if you can’t quite interpret
There are signals
Wisdom, Faithfulness, Respect, Honesty
Live in the moment
Posted at 12:31 am , on February 7, 2016
Steamboat Springs has a long-standing western heritage. It was originally a summer retreat before it became renowned for its world class skiing. A wildly popular event during the Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival features children on skis being pulled behind horses along snow covered Lincoln Avenue, an annual event celebrated for 103 years.
Posted at 4:56 pm , on November 15, 2015
There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man. ~ Winston Churchill
Posted at 2:58 pm , on October 19, 2015
A photograph I took while roaming the back roads near Fairplay, CO, on a chilly autumn morning. Summer was fading into autumn, the air was bitter cold, and this handsome guy was patiently welcoming the day. I love this shot, for while the colors are cold, the feel of it is one of warmth, solitude, freedom.