Wildness is not defined by the absence of certain activities, but rather by the presence of certain unique and invaluable characteristics.
After the initial shock of a swatting horse tail, new foals soon recognize the protection their mother’s tails and their flinching is replaced by relief.
Time well spent leads to life well lived.
The sunshine was like powdered gold over the horses and oats.
“Summer afternoon–summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Personal favorites, this duo browses through a beautiful location on a summer morning. How fortunate to have water return to That Herd landscapes and how fortunate to have the early morning fog burn off moments before we shared this place.
Her enthusiasm for her foal is adorable. Her constant nuzzles and touches are met with trust and matched adoration from the filly. They are the perfect cure for anything that may causing you stress.
With lightening speed, she rises up to administer a (mock) fatal jab. He never saw it coming.
A lovely portrait of a beloved member of That Herd.
As the end of the year bears down on me, I am forced to reflect on the past twelve months. 2018 has been fraught with unexpected challenges, both in my personal life, and in my life with That Herd. I have, for many reasons, not spent the time I crave with the horses. There have been some losses, both in my personal life, and in That Herd, that have set me back, made it difficult to be creative. I have experienced a loss of vocabulary related to the horses that has frustrated me and kept me from sharing. My website has been hacked, shut down, recovered, internet inaccessible, images purged, and surpassed my ability to keep up with routine maintenance and improvements. I have many images to share but no words to narrate my feeling about the moments captured. Therefore, I must recommit myself to site maintenance and regular content uploads, for the good of a worthy archive of this community of free range horses who have a story to tell.