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This handsome young stallion was roaming alone on the high desert. Presumably, having reached his maturity, he has been driven from his mother’s herd to search for mates, and start a family of his own.

He was fully aware of me, as I stopped and got out, rapid-firing braced on the hood of my pickup. He did not appear alarmed, but definitely wasn’t going to let me get any closer than he wanted me to get.
Eastern Nevada – USA

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2011 Wild Horses Of The Open Range Calendar

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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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  • Sonya Smith
    Sonya Smithover 4 years ago

    Wow Arla, what a wonderful part of the world you live in… great capture

  • Yes, I do. Thank you, Sonya!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • doubleheader
    doubleheaderover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot Arla.. what a beautiful animal..He wont have any problem finding a female..=P

  • He is pretty young, and there is serious competition out there. In all likelihood, he’ll fall in with other bachelors until he is able to dominate. That could take years. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateover 4 years ago

    These guys are just so great. They are totally different from other breeds. The stocky muscles are awesome. Fantastic Shot.

  • Thank you, Barbara! I could hardly wait to get home and look at these. :D)))

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Karen Zimmerman
    Karen Zimmermanover 4 years ago

    Wow, fantastic! He is gorgeous!

  • Yes, he looks plenty fat and shiny. I felt utterly blessed to catch him. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you, Charuhas!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 4 years ago

    What a stunning shot in a wonderful setting.

  • Thank you, Carla!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • NinaF
    NinaFover 4 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thanks, Nina!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenover 4 years ago

    Free as the wind!!! Beautiful horse and a great capture, Arla~Lynn

  • Thanks, Lynn!
    Yep, he’s a young guy and doesn’t have many battle scars, yet. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    I LOVE this, it is beautiful~ Elaine

  • Thanks so much, Elaine!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Lorilee!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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