Sorry about the extremity of my last post. It is an issue I feel strongly about, live and let live, let natural selection take care of the population.
Anyhow so I have conquered another photographic goal. I have sought out, and have photographed wild horses on a range in Nevada. I have been inspired by someone I met on Facebook. Her Facebook handle is Mustang Meg. She has been watching and photographing wild horses from Oregon for quite a while. I like her pics, and was inspired, so I sought out wild horses to photograph in Nevada. The wild horses I discovered and photographed are on the Virginia Range in or near Carson City and Dayton Nevada.
This photographic adventure started months ago. I conducted research, asked questions, made phone calls, explored Google Earth, and when it came down to it, it only took 2 hours of driving time to discover the herd. My base camp was Reno. As soon as I parked I started taking pics. The horses were eating and mostly kept their heads down, but I did still manage to notice and take pics of some intimate moments. My Facebook entry about my experience is here:
I snuck off for a few more days, and went to an area and a State where there are wild horses running free on the open
land. It has always been a goal for me to photograph them in the wild. I asked questions and pried for info from
several sources, made some phone calls, studied the area using Google Earth and started driving. It only took me two
hours to find my first herd. Horses are herd animals. A herd can consist of different bands, a horse band usually consists
of a male and several females. Many bands can make up a herd. There is also a “linear dominance hierarchy” amongst a
herd. Another term for that is “pecking order.” Herds and or bands in the same area share the resources. Each herd can
consist of a “boss mare” or a “herd stallion.” The more I learn the more I will write about them. It is my goal to become
100% knowledgeable about horses and their behaviors and the type of breeds. The horses I photographed were in the
Virginia Range near Virginia City Nevada. Near a highway roaming amongst the houses and terrain shared by people and
The more I learn the more I will write about them.
Flickr Set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebelgirl/sets/72157632657635975/