Journal

Our Little Blessing

I have been absent for a little bit and hopefully will be able to get caught up soon. I would like to introduce you to our first grandchild Clover Layne. She was born on September 26th and is a true blessing in our lives. (I have to tell you though, she was harder to photograph than the wild horses….LOL)




MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 3

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 3!


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by Gene Praag

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 30,000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 3. SoJie 3 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 3rd one, ever, and 56 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on June 2nd, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen

Update On The Wild Horses!

Today I went to the BLM wild horse and burro center to see the Onaqui herd. I saw a lot of horses I recognized in the wild, they rounded up a total of about 200 horses. This includes the General, the paints, the roans, Praire Roses greys, and my favorite Marv. The BLM has informed me out of the 200 horses only 25 will be returned. All the females will have a two year contaceptive shot and the BLM assured me that in three years there will be 200 horses out there again. The BLM informed me that the horses that they could not capture during the roundup have been scattered approximately within 100 square miles and it will take them 3 months for them to band together again. They also informed me that the amount of horses in this horse management area which consists of 48,000 acres is onl…

I AM HEART BROKEN!

I just found out today my beloved wild horse herd was rounded up without my knowledge. I went out last weekend and could not find one horse. I thought that they may have went through the fence at Dugway Proving Grounds and they were on the Army Base. They frequently did this and sometimes you were unable to find them. According to the BLM the horses don’t have enough food or water to sustain themselves. If you have seen my pictures of the horses you can see just how much land these animals have. The Onaqui Herd Management Area (HMA) is located 40 air miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The HMA extends from Johnson’s Pass south to Lookout Pass. Wild horses can be seen on the bench and flat areas along the east and west side of the mountain range. The HMA contains 43,880 acres of Feder…

Caught In The Storm!

What a difference a day makes. One day you go out to the horses and it’s 60 degrees. The next day you get caught in a fast approaching storm……..!…

When I arrived out in the desert, I located the horses right away. They wasn’t far from where they had been the night before. They were walking in a straight line along the horizon. Anticipating where they were heading I parked the truck and started to hike.

I hiked about 3 miles before I finally caught up with them only to find them running for the trees.

Before I knew it the storm had hit. I debated on heading back to the truck but decided to stay and watch a while.

It really started to come down so I climbed underneath a tree to wait it out for a while.

The horses behave pretty much the same as they do when the weather is good.

Aft

My Cedar Mountain Adventure

Yesterday I decided I would go out and look for the wild horses on the Cedar Mountains of Utah. There are about 250 horses free roaming on the mountain.The vegetation on the upper elevation of the Cedar Mountains is comprised of junipers. The foothill and valley regions include mixed desert shrubs. Due to range fires during the past 10 years, the area is dominated by cheatgrass.

Wild horses have occupied the Cedar Mountains since the late 1800s. It is suggested that the original stock was controlled by the Standard Horse and Mule Company that provided remounts for the U.S. Army. However, many of the horses on the Cedar Mountains are descendants of horses that were turned loose or escaped from nearby ranches.…

The dominant colors within the herd area are bay and black. Other colors found ar

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