A Short Trip to the Salt River in Arizona
We are doing more shows this year, so more traveling goes along with that. Last year we stayed at the Salt River a few times, for a couple weeks at a time and it was great. This year, it was just a short trip to the Salt river in Arizona. I would like to go again, but time will tell.
We had a show in Litchfield Park last weekend at the Wigwam resort. Worst selling show I’ve ever done. There were people there, but it didn’t seem like anyone was really buying anything. It was pretty frustrating. So, we left there and stopped for a couple days at the Salt river before coming to Fountain Hills for this weekends show. Some wild horse therapy was in order.
We went down to the river on Monday evening and found several horses there. What gorgeous light, and having them in the river is always special.
The horses in this area are such a pretty color.
I love this stallions markings. These full face masks seem to be common in this area.
This guy was standing watch, waiting to see if another stallion was headed his way. What a great poser he was.
Then off he went.
This stallion is gorgeous! What beautiful markings and coloring he has.
This is his son, he was probably about a year old.
I took a lot of photos of these siblings last year, nice to see them again.
The next morning we went out early. They aren’t near the river in the mornings, and it’s fun to get them in the desert surroundings.
These three young colts were a blast to watch play, and “fight”.
Red horses with red mountain as a backdrop.
Look at this sweet face!
And this one.
Everyone has that one friend.
This stallion ran as fast as he could around the desert, tail held high.
That night I went down to the river again. The horses weren’t in good light, but there were a lot of them.
I love when they splash like this.
And a cute little foal.
It was a really short trip, but it was nice to see these guys again, get some horse therapy, and just enjoy. I feel recharged and ready for this weekends art show, which is a big one that I have never done before.
Nothing like nature to bring you back to center.
I’ve added some of these images to my Mary Hone Photography website, and will no doubt be adding more.