Wild Horse Photography Wall Art Prints Gallery

Last water

Onaqui Wild Horses heading from the last waterhole after a refreshing drink. To purchase a Limited Edition Fine Art Print from this Wild Horse Photography Collection scroll down and click on the presentation and size you chose and you will be taken to my secure checkout.

Wild Horse photo gallery, here you can view, learn more about and purchase photo prints of Wild Horses. Pictured here you can view and purchase highly collectable photography prints of Western Wild Horses or Mustangs and free ranging horses from our files. The pictures of wild horses from Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Idaho,Colorado, Nevada, France and Utah are available for purchase here in many styles in several presentations as shown below each print. These wild horse and equine limited edition high quality pictures are available framed and unframed, Metal, Canvas, and Acrylic prints for sale. What gives more of a feeling of freedom and power than that of a Horse? View the beauty and power of the wild horse in you space. Order today.

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How to find, view, and take pictures of wild horses.

Often today we tend to think of wild horses being in places of wild and remote lands of the Western United States. While most of the wild horses in North America are found in the western states and provinces there are many in the east. Most well know are the wild horses of Sable Island, the Outer Banks Of North Carolina, and

Assateague Island of Virginia & Maryland. In the western U.S. the horses that are closest to population centers are the horses of Nevada's Virginia Range just east of Reno and the Salt River horses north of Phoenix and Scottsdale. The horse in these areas are normally accustomed to people and while you need to respect their space are not as easily spooked as the horses in the more wild and rugged areas of Wyoming, Oregon, Utah, and Nevada.

While viewing the activities can be thrilling and interesting many horse and wildlife lovers want to photograph wild horses. Photographing wild horses offers many of the same challenges faced by other wildlife photographers when trying to capture good pictures. Patience is the key to taking interesting pictures of wild horses since while they can be very dramatic and active at times, horses like most grazing animals, spend most of their time eating. Because herds are usually comprised of smaller bands or family groups watching for the interaction between bands will give you the most action and drama in your images. In most herds there will be a band of "bachelor boys" who are usually the teenage pranksters of the herd. These young studs are full of energy and love to challenge each other, and nearby bands where the lead and subordinate stallions are usually more than eager to protect their band from intrusion. So be patient and observant when you find a herd and you can be rewarded with great photos.

Are they Wild Horses or just Mustangs?

The mustang is a free-roaming horse of the Western United States, descended from horses brought to the Americas by the Spanish. Mustangs are often referred to as wild horses, they are wild and they are horses but because they are descended from once-domesticated horses, they are actually classified as feral horses. The original mustangs were Colonial Spanish horses, but many other breeds and types of horses contributed to the modern mustang, now resulting in varying phenotypes. Some free-roaming horses are relatively unchanged from the original Spanish stock, most strongly represented in the most isolated populations.

In 1971, the United States Congress recognized that "wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West, which continue to contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people".[1] The free-roaming horse population is managed and protected by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Controversy surrounds the sharing of land and resources by mustangs with the livestock of the ranching industry, and also with the methods by which the BLM manages their population numbers. The most common method of population management used is rounding up excess population and offering them to adoption by private individuals. There are inadequate numbers of adopters, so many once free-roaming horses now live in temporary and long-term holding areas. Additional debate centers on the question of whether mustangs—and horses in general—are a native species or an introduced invasive species in the lands they inhabit much like the many other animals, fish, and birds we have introduced to our public lands. The main opposition to wild horses is that they are in competition for the food used by the livestock on public lands. Many people believe both are compatible with our public lands if properly managed.

The evolution of the horse, a mammal of the family Equidae, occurred over a geologic time scale of 50 million years, transforming the small, dog-sized,[1] forest-dwelling Eohippus into the modern horse. Paleozoologists have been able to piece together a more complete outline of the evolutionary lineage of the modern horse than of any other animal. Much of this evolution took place in North America, where horses originated but became extinct about 10,000 years ago.

When the Spanish colonists brought domestic horses from Europe, beginning in 1493, escaped horses quickly established large feral herds. Thus reintroducing the horse to North America