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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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Why Do They Mourn?

We left the water hole and went to the spring, where last August we saw so many family bands, hoping to see the "Thunder Horses" again. We knew they were not captured during the roundup because they were seen here on Nov. 14th, 2010.

The Mourning Doves were in the trees all around us, their mournful songs echoed throughout this little valley.

The spring had not been visited by any equines recently. There was no sign of them anywhere, no tracks, no manure. The small paths they had walked last August were completely covered with grasses.

Some of these bunches of grass were as tall as me.
We left the spring and headed back across the flat.

Sage hen leading us away from her nest
The road is nearly covered with grass

Even while being surrounded by the vibrant, bountiful, beauty of this landscape, the emptiness and quiet was overwhelming and sobering... we left the high desert with heavy hearts.

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