Wild Horses

One of the best things about where I live is that horses run freely through the desert mountains.    It takes a little while to get accustomed to their nature but it is truly inspiring to see them be wild and free.  And, I don’t know about you but having snowy mountains and pine trees for a backdrop doesn’t hurt my feelings either.

As the stories go, the early pioneers had to set loose their livestock and that is how the first bands of wild horses started.   Today, there are many groups of feral horses throughout the state and the Bureau of Land Management still does horse roundups .  There is much controversy on this point.   For me,  I am happy to enjoy the ones in my neck of the woods for their true beauty.

All photos were taken just outside of Reno, Nevada, near Virginia City.