Mighty Tripod

What a fabulous weekend in Sand Wash Basin! None of my photographs came out very well, but I was having too much fun to bring myself to care. But where my camera skills failed, the memories remain. So I am going to share the horses stories with you.

I thought about going in chronological order, but then I thought why be obvious? So instead I’m starting smack dab in the middle with little Tripod. When will you hear about Mingo and Picasso’s foal, White Out, Hopscotch, or ornery old Benson? Heck if I know. Guess you’ll have to keep checking back here. 😉

But onto little Tripod! Tripod is a classic underdog. His right hind was severely deformed from an accident as a foal. As a result, he hobbles around the range. The first time I saw him, I wondered how he was still alive. He was alone, unable to keep up with the other bachelors running about, and seemed so small and gangly compared to the more robust 3 year olds running about.

This trip helped change my opinion on Tripod. It’s a little less towards the how the heck is this poor baby still alive and closer to he’s had a bad shake in life but he’s just another wild horse living out his life. Tripod, you see, is a classic example Mustang tough. He may never have a band, and he may not be able to keep up with the other bachelors full time, but Tripod is still surviving and has a shot at a life that isn’t half bad.

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Welcome to my fledgling blog! Here you will find my wild horse photography, tales of wild horses who have touched my life in some way, tips and tricks, and some of the issues that our wild horses are facing.

To introduce myself: I first became involved with wild horses in 2009 when I adopted a yearling colt from the BLM whom I named Bandit. A year later, I brought home a second wild horse, Ziggy, who was sold as a “three strikes horse” and later rescued in a joint collaboration by many non-profit horse rescue organizations. That same year I went to the White Mountain herd in Wyoming for the first time.

Suffice to say, I  was hooked. In 2011 I obtained my first dSLR camera with a lens that would zoom just enough to let me photograph the amazing creatures that I saw. I have been to several herds across Colorado and Wyoming, and am eager to see even more this summer.

My primary goal is to let others get a glimpse into these horses lives, so they might love the horses as I do. Each horse has a story, a personality, and a purpose, and together we can fight to let them lives their lives out in the freedom of their homeland.


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