Exploring the Wild
As kids, most humans are instinctively drawn to animals, nature, and wildlife. Books, TV shows, and movies use animals to tell their stories and teach children because as young ones, we naturally care deeply for our fellow animal companions. They fascinate us and bring to our young lives a sense of wonder and magic. We desire connection; we want to see, know, and care for the animals we encounter
As adults, we have a chance to truly care for and protect our fellow animals, but so many of us have lost touch with their world – our world. We have forgotten the wonder – we have forgotten the magic they bring to our lives.
When we lose the animals…
…we lose a piece of ourselves.
When we lose the wild outside…
…we lose the wild within.
A wonderful way to get in touch with the wild within as well as feel inspired to stand up for the wildlife, is to go out in nature and connect with animals in their natural habitat. Respectfully meeting animals in nature rather than in a cage or zoo or tank, reconnects us with our selves and with our world. We realize that this natural world is our home too.
Even as a life long horse & animal lover, I had never ventured out to see America’s wild horses until just recently. I can’t believe I hadn’t done so sooner. When I finally made the trip out there… it was life changing.
It has inspired me to venture out into the natural world and write about the experiences I share with animals in their (our) natural environment.
Perhaps it will encourage others to go out and enjoy this wonderful wild world as well!
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 […]