Horses make a landscape look beautiful

December 30, 2012
 Driving back to Niwot, CO from Estes Park in November, I saw these beautiful horses. We pulled over, so I could catch a few photos.
As we did, the horses decided to come over and check us out.

They moved toward us, large, loping with purpose and determination.
It’s amazing to think they evolved from smaller creatures over the past 50 million years.
50 million.
Horses have been domesticated for the past 5,000 years,
but vestiges of their wild roots remain.
(Nothing so beautiful to me as mustangs running wild and free.)
No fear, just curiosity

Every movement with grace and beauty, they seemed most lovely of creatures.

They looked like they owned the big sky and mountains.
And they do. The West was born to the sound of hoofbeats.

It looked like the bigger horse (mom?) reassured her baby that we were harmless.
“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”
Alice Walker
2 comments on “Horses make a landscape look beautiful
  1. Kyle says:

    Great pics. They are truly wonderful creatures. Thanks for sharing.

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