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My friend Al walking Mars around the pasture at the end of a long trail drive. The horses had moved along at a steady canter for nearly 12 miles, and they all needed this cooling down exercise to prevent cramping.

Northern Steptoe Valley – Eastern Nevada, USA
(2009.DEC.02)


The Country Life Challenge on Country Bumpkin
(2010.MAY.29)

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    (2013.MAR.02)
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    (2011.MAR.17)
  4. Horse & Partner On The Ground Challenge 6n Horse & Rider
    (2010.DEC.11)
  5. Farm Folks: The People You Meet Challenge on Hosting Tutorial
    (2010.JUL.26)
  6. People At Work Challenge on People At Work
    (2010.JUN.14)
  7. Awesome Cool Lifestyles Challenge on All Things Cool and Awesome
    (2010.APR.07)


People And Their Animals Gallery in The Human Condition
(2013.FEB.01)

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    (2013.FEB.18)
  2. A Place To Call Home
    (2013.FEB.16)
  3. Country Living*
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  4. Candid Photographs Of Friends & Family
    (2013.FEB.15)
  5. Everything Equine
    (2013.FEB.15)
  6. Artists’ Universe
    (2013.FEB.14)
  7. Country Roads And Country Views
    (2013.FEB.12)
  8. DSL Users Only
    (2013.FEB.09)
  9. Country Bumpkin
    (2013.FEB.02)
  10. Horse And Rider
    (2012.FEB.03)
  11. Candid Photographs of Friends & Family
    (2011.NOV.19)
  12. Human, Animal, Nature
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  13. People At Work
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  14. One. Two.Three …
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  15. Country Bumpkin
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  16. The Human Condition
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  17. Your Country’s Best
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  18. Dimensions
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  19. The Wild West Show
    (2010)
  20. 50+
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  21. Rural Around The Globe
    (2009.DEC.05)
  22. JPG Cast-Offs
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Canon 350D EOS
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Corel PhotoImpact x3


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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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Comments

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 5 years ago

    brill image Arla

  • Thank you, Tina!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture. Beautiful horse.

  • Thanks, Kathy!
    Mars is a very high-spirited green horse. He settled down quite nicely after the first few miles. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    Well done, tells a great story…..

  • Thanks very much, Enivea!!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    I would like to meet AL. He typifies Nevada. Not A California transplant…Lynn

  • No, not California …. Arkansas via Montana. A true character, and yes, he fits in out here better than some natives. ;)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • RodeoImagesAus
    RodeoImagesAusabout 5 years ago

    Another wonderful image. I can see my cowboy looking like this in a couple of years as he wanders across the paddocks with his horse.

  • Thank you, RM!
    This one’s got a few miles on ’im, but still spunky as all get out. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    He sure looks like he belongs there

  • He does. Just didn’t start out here.
    That happens. ;p

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsabout 5 years ago

    Great shot…well done!

  • Thanks very much, Clare!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    He will fit in just fine

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholabout 5 years ago
    • Nicely done Arla:
  • Thank you VERY MUCH, Bradley!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • walela
    walelaabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot! A real cowboy.

  • Yes, indeed he is. Thank you, Walela!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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