Wild horses

I did not know they would be out there. I decided to go on a little adventure and trek out way past where I normally go in my wheelchair. It was a gravel path that was incredibly painful to go on and I kept hoping that the pain that it would cause my body would somehow be rewarded once I got around the corner, and there they were. Not only were they in the perfect lighting but also in the yellow wildflowers. No one was out there but me. 3 people passed by at one point but for 45 minutes I was there alone with them. The wandered closer than I’d ever seen them, so close, I kept backing up. I took over 300 photos and then I stopped and just watched them. I love to watch this family of wild horses. They wander over thousand of acres at Payne’s prairie and it is a gift and a blessing to be able to see them out and about near humans. Usually they can be seen at the observation stairs that are 6 flights high that allow you to look out over the thousands of acres. I’ve only done that once and my husband had to carry me up and the horses were way out there with bison which was breathtaking but not was close and personal as being eye to eye with them like I was here. They were eating the yellow flowers and grazing and nuzzling with each other. Two of the mares are pregnant. Normally most of my photographs are grainy or dull or not enough lighting and I have no idea how to fix that and don’t want to use filters which to me, alter the realness. So I was thrilled they were in THIS lighting because it makes it look like I’m just a great photographer but really it’s all in the sun and the subject!

It was a beautiful day and I was able to stay mindful and present and joy every minute of it.

7 thoughts on “Wild horses

  1. Okay, but you ARE a talented photographer. Wanted to say that first. 🙂

    That second pic really caught my eye.

    The horse (of course) is beautiful. It’s the symmetry of this whole photo that gets me. The way she’s right in the middle and how you can see the texture of the tall grass in front of her. Even the height of the grass itself is playing its part in perfectly framing her. And the depth of field is interesting. Kind of a medium depth of field I think.

    Actually, everything I wrote about the second pic goes for the third one too.

    That being said, I like them all. they look like they are posing for you. From what you are saying about them moving closer to you, it sounds like they were curious about you. The birds that follow them around always crack me up. I love how that one is flying in (above). It looks like it jumped up for joy with its arms spread, yelling, “Yay!!! So glad you’re here.”

    I hope you’re able to recover quickly from the pain that trip caused you. But I’m glad it was worth it for you to see these beautiful animals.


    1. Thank you!!!
      I love how they turned out. Something about them being out in that tall grass with the flowers. I wish I could show you all 300 of them!!!
      It was wet in most areas up to their ankles so as they walked through it it was sloshing around. The birds I told them were rude because they got free rides and POOPED on their ride!!!!!
      Most of the time they were grazing or looking at me and the times they turned their head was to look at the few people who passed by so I was so glad the people actually passed because the horses turned to look at them .
      I can barely move today. It was way beyond my capabilities. I think i’d be ok with it if I didn’t have this KIDNEY STONE that just won’t pass!!!! So the muscle disease with the kidney stone tonight are both a little hard to deal with. But I get to look at the horses and that’s nice. Thanks for the comments.
      I was above them on the path and they were down in the marshy area so I liked the angle of all of the photos


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