Majestic Wild Horses, in a Majestic Place
There is nothing better than majestic wild horses, in a majestic place. Many people would argue that the west desert of Utah is hardly a majestic place, but I would disagree. There are mountains, hillsides, and more wide open space than you can imagine. I love the expansive views, especially when you add in a herd of wild horses.
We were lucky the second day out there, and got some nice puffy clouds on the horizon.
I love this angle, nice sky, nice posing by the horses.
I couldn’t get enough of this adorable foal and mom.
“I know you want to go play, just watch out for those young colts.”
I felt bad for the Old Guy, he’s lost his buddy and now is all alone. In fact, I watched his buddy run him off a few times over the weekend. His buddy now has a mare, which I’m sure is more enticing than hanging out with the Old Guy. We all thought his friend was old too, but apparently not.
But, he’s still so handsome. Another photographer estimates him to be in his twenties. Couldn’t he tell some stories!
I hope these little ones get to live wild and free all those years.
That evening we went to the south herd, which is roughly 20 miles away. I always like these guys, and as soon as we saw them, these two started going after each other.
This is Goliath. According to another photographer he is the one that bit the ear off the one eared palomino. He is a majestic, and beautiful stallion.
This new little foal gets the prize for cutest new member of the south herd. We watched him run and jump, and have a good time.
All of a sudden the whole herd starting running full speed towards the watering hole. We ran back to the truck so we could hopefully get ahead of them, and get some shots of them running. These guys run fast, like really fast!
They stayed at the water for maybe 15 minutes, then ran back full speed to where they started. I’ve never seen them do this. usually they will stay at water for a little while, but….not this day.
I can’t even describe how exhilarating it is.
We followed them, and I got this palomino watching me.
That evening we were blessed with a fabulous sky at sunset. It was the perfect recipe of clouds and light.
Impossibly gorgeous golden light. I wish I could bottle this and save it for everyday.
Just going through all my photos makes me want to go visit again.