After a trip to the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area and experiencing the thrill of seeing horses in the wild, we realized there may be others who wish to observe unbound Mustangs. So armed with our cameras, binoculars, maps and 4WD we will venture into these wild and rugged places. Within these electronic pages we will share what is out there… Where The Wild Horses Are… living life naturally. Exploring also some of the places they come to be when removed from these management areas.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Like every story it has a beginning, well to that chapter anyway. So our new found interest in the wild ones started with a small, innocent, beautiful face...

BLM Photo

And the story goes… I wanted to photograph wild horses so the research began. Studying the BLM’s web site learning about the herd management areas and looking for maps I ran across their online adoption page. As I was looking through photos of the many horses available her eyes hooked right into me. Bidding was to begin the next day.  So of course I went through the application process, bidding and in the end I was high bidder! (sadly, without much competition) On the website it says there were no bids placed, but we do have her and the winning bid was $150.00

It was then time to go pick her up at the Burns Oregon Wild Horse Corrals. The date was March 26, 2010. We had a fabulous trip, the drive there was beautiful and fun. We spent the night in Burns and got up early the next morning to go to the facility. It was freezing cold, windy and snowing but we still had a super experience there. The wranglers there were great, they handled the horses smoothly and with care. We toured the entire facility and photographed all the horses, there were over 500 residing there.
Slide show of facility,

Our new baby was as special in person as I felt she was from her pictures.

Our experience with her has prompted us to learn more about the wild ones still out in the management areas, a search for truth, for what is actually happening with Mustangs, wildlife and the land. That is our quest now… to look closely at what is there, not the politics, opinion or emotion just to go see… where the wild horses are


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