The ticking of clock has grown louder by the day since the March 2nd announcement of the removal of 400 of our beloved Onaqui horses by the Utah Bureau of Land Management. Heavy hearts and clouds of hope have hung in the balance as the appointment of Secretary Deb Haaland to the Department of the Interior became a reality.
A great horse will change your life. The truly special ones define it…” – Author Unknown
As of today there are 102 days left and counting before 400 of our Onaqui wild horses are removed from their home here in Utah’s west desert.
One of the things I love most about my visits to the range is that they are always different. Trying to understand all of the complex social and ecological dynamics for both the north and south Onaqui herds is honestly fascinating to me. It’s like its own little horse soap opera and I find myself getting sucked in to it hook line and sinker. For years the Onaqui have been one of… Read More
The photo you see above is of a brand new baby only minutes old born to Onaqui mare OQ354bM who travels in a band with the band stallion Dude (a gorgeous and muscular bay roan). I was lucky enough to watch this mare in labor while the other mares gathered around in a tight circle gently cleaning her, sniffing her nose and putting their hooves on her in an attempt to comfort… Read More
When I started this blog I was so excited not only to be able to share my images of the wild ones but also to share the stories behind them. That’s the thing I’ve always loved so much about photography is that I’m able to capture that one little moment frozen in time and preserve it. Memories are so important and I’ve seen too often that eventually they’re all we will have… Read More
There’s just something about those greys. Some may appear to have more of a true grey coloring while others fade so much with age they turn nearly white. It’s the fading and aging that really gets me. It gives such a distinguished look. Something almost regal. And the way the light catches and dances off manes and tails – especially as thunderstorms approach with those backlit dark midnight hues approaching.