Voices of the Herd
Lives of Wild Horses
“There is nothing more beautiful than a horse in her natural
state -a horse who knows who she is and embodies her true
self because no one ever forced their will upon her nor attempted
to extinguish her light.
An individual with vibrant personality
whose every movement flows like a dance upon the earth –
She is not broken, she is not property.
She is free.
She rejoices in that freedom in every step – in every breath. All
that she does – all that she is – it’s art. Her unbroken soul
beams with color and light.
She is all we hope to be.
She is living beauty – living strength – living love.
And she has inspired human kind for centuries.”
There was something really beautiful about going to the Cedar Mountain Herd roundup. Despite knowing what the day had in store and the tragedy I was about to witness on the second day, driving through the herd lands at sunrise to get to the viewing area, I felt undeniable peace. There was so much beauty […]
The Cedar Mountain Herd roundup in Utah ended early this month due to bad weather with strong winds. They did not find nor catch the paint mare who escaped the roundup last Sunday. After being separated from her herd, pursued singly by a helicopter, roped by a wrangler, and consequentially crashing through a barbed wire […]
On day two of the Cedar Mountain Herd roundup, I witnessed something that has stuck with and disturbed me ever since. We heard the rumbling of the helicopter as it pushed a new band of wild horses into sight, around the hillside, and across the valley towards the trap. They were running hard and covering […]
After the first day at the roundup, a friend and I drove Onaqui Herd Management Areas to herd lands to see wild horses in their natural home. Having just witnessed the very difficult to watch roundup process, I was anxious to see wild horses at peace in their homelands and get a better understanding of […]