Little did I know when I created this artwork, that it would become a memorial tribute to the three horses shown, and to the thousands of wild horses being removed from their native homes on the Nevada high desert ranges; even while tens of thousands more languish for years on end, in holding facilities throughout the west and midwest.

This small family group was taken from their native home in early February, 2011, during the infamous
Antelope Complex WHMA wild horse removal project along with more than one thousand others.

The loss of these horses from the American landscape is a tragedy of enormous proportion, and once accomplished, can never be undone.
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PhotoManipulaion Challenge on Equine Art And Photography
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Horses Of A Different Color Challenge on Hosting Tutorial Class
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    (2013.NOV.06)
  2. International Women’s Photography
    (2013.NOV.06)
  3. If It Doesn’t Belong
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  4. Artists; Universe
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  5. Mysteries Of The Past & Present
    (2011.MAR.18)
  6. Tell Your Photo Story
    (2011.MAR.09)
  7. NEVADA: The Silver State
    (2011.MAR.01)
  8. Equine Portrait Photography
    (2011.FEB.18)
  9. The Wild West Show
    (2011.FEB.17)
  10. Rural Around The Globe
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  11. The 100-499 Viewings Group
    (2011.FEB.13)
  12. Animal Photography
    (2011.FEB.13)
  13. Image Writing
    (2011.FEB.12)
  14. Solo Exhibition
    (2010.DEC.26)
  15. Wild Horses, Mustangs, & Other Non-Domestic Equines
    (2010.NOV.07)
  16. Equine Art & Photography
    (2010.OCT.31)

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Created: 2010.OCT.30

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Wild horses in Antelope Valley – Eastern Nevada. USA
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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

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 4 years ago

    What a beautiful creation. I love the colors, Arla~Lynn

  • Kim Barton
    Kim Bartonabout 4 years ago

    This is awesome!

  • Thank you so much, Kim!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 4 years ago

    Snowing there???

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful work, Arla.. Excellent.

  • Thank you so much, Carol!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 4 years ago

    beautiful picture, great colours,dawnx

  • Thank you, Dawn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Jorja
    Jorjaabout 4 years ago

    Beautifuly created! Wow what an image!

  • Thank you, Jorja!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Michele Simon
    Michele Simonabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work! I love the photos before also, great captures

  • Thank you so much, Michele!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • missterryw
    missterrywabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work, very stunning matted in black.

  • Thank you, MissTerry!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • David  Hughes
    David Hughesabout 4 years ago

    Very nicely done, great colors.

  • Thank you, David!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Sue Ratcliffe
    Sue Ratcliffeabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations Arla! You have been featured in “Equine Art and Photography”.

    Beautiful image and composition….and wonderful colours and light!

  • Thank you so much, Sue!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

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