Ron Ellis Photography | Wild horses of California & June Art Show in Prescott, Arizona

Wild horses of California & June Art Show in Prescott, Arizona

June 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

The month of May brought us a great Mother's Day show in Prescott and for me a life changing trip to California to photograph the wild horses near the Inyo National Forest in the Mojave Desert.  This high elevation herd of approximately 250 horses lives at about 8,000 - 11,000 feet in the summer and lower elevations during during the winter.  I was lucky enough to spend 2 days in the middle of a herd of about 200 wild horses which consisted of approximately 20 bands (groups of 8 - 10 horses) in one area and saw but one person during the entire time.  This is a remote location and the locals protect it fiercely as they understand that the privacy of the horses is imperative to their survival.  I saw lots of young mothers and their babies, young males sparring with each other and they all seemed healthy and unstressed, which is quite honestly, something we don't see too often in nature.  This was truly an experience of a lifetime.

Checking out my water bottle.   Young males sparring. Grazing. California Wild HorsesCalifornia Wild Horses

You can view the new California Wild Horse Photos full gallery by clicking HERE.

If you would like to view some of the new photographs from this trip please come see us:
June 10th and 11th at Territorial Days Arts and Crafts Show
Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza
120 South Cortez Street 
Prescott, AZ 86303 

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