Born Free ... And Curious As Ever

Arla M. Ruggles

Cherry Creek-Ely_NV, United States

Artist's Description

My heart leapt with joy at the sight of this old acquaintance!


Cherry Creek Mountains
Nevada, USA
(2010.SEP.17)


Paint Horses Challenge on Just The Horse
(2013.MAY.18)
Horses At Large Challenge on Equine Art & Photography
(2010.OCT.10)

  1. All About The Horse
    (2013.MAY.23)
  2. Spirit Of The Native American
    (2010.OCT.18)
  3. Wild Horses Of The World
    (2010.SEP.27)

I first sighted this amazing paint foal within a band of about six wild horses, two years ago. Last year, the herd added two new babies and lost an old mare … I had not seen them since early spring of this year, and often wondered what had become of them? … What an absolute thrill to find my curious one back in familiar territory!

As he is wandering alone, I must deduce that he has reached maturity and been driven from his tribe. Small in stature, but so beautiful — wild paints are quite rare in this territory — I hope he finds a nice mare (or several), from down the valley.



Circle Of Life (2009.SEPTEMBER)


Born Free: (2008.NOVEMBER)


Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70-300 mm

Corel PhotoImpact x3
Proportioned for 8×10 print

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