When the original Americans first set eyes on a mounted Conquistadore, they originally thought they were seeing a new creature to this Continent. An animal with the upper body of a human, with the lower body of a Dear, or even and Elk. Only later in their encounters did they realize these new creatures were in fact actually humans, mounted and riding an animal they had never laid eyes on before, the Horse.
History, both Native and White, record that it wasn’t long for these talented skilled hunters to adapt the animal to their hunting practices, and ensure a more secure food supply for their Peoples.
Today, in the here and now, as the debate over Public Lands rages, especially with a new administration that is still forming it’s actual position on the subject, the outcome of the debate and the status of the lands the the animals that live on it are in question. For many of us “Horse People” this is a big issue, as on those Public Lands live the ancestors of the the horses of Conquistadores and the Native Americans, the Wild Mustang.
Dave Herring of Colorado is a Master Farrier and Horse Trainer. I will be accompanying him on a Ride to the Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary in Laramie, WY. He will be driving two of the Mustangs he recently received and trained. I will be mounted, with my camera to document, record, and video the ride. I reckon I may do a bit of wrangling as well.
From his last Facebook posting, “" Deer Wood or Bust wagon trip. I am Taking Duck and Goose The BLM Mustangs home to Deerwood Ranch also Patches and Louie. I am going To drive them the last 50 miles home Starting at Sheep Creek Ranch around to Woods Landing Wyoming I am going to take 4 days To travel to Deerwood Ranch. will be leaving Sheep Creek Ranch On Tuesday May 30th and getting to Deerwood Ranch on Friday June 2nd. Will be camping Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday night. There are Two wagons Going For sure more welcome if you'd like to go And there are going to be Several horseback Riders if you would like more information on the trip PM me for more details it should be quite an adventure”.
Quite a time indeed. I will be posting from the trail, connections allowing.
Wish us good luck.
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