40” x 60”
Photo on Eco Friendly Sugar Cane Paper
in White Box Frame
A beautiful Sulpher Springs Mare, a descendant from the first round up in the
Sulpher Springs HMA in Utah back in the 90’s. These horses carry powerful
DNA similar to the primitive Iberian horses the Sorria. The HMA is known
for harsh and rugged terrain, the horses although smaller in stature are hardy,
strong and distinctively Spanish with strong leg markings and dorsal stripes.
While out with this herd on their hundreds of protected acres in South
Dakotas Black Hills, this mare, whom at first glance, I thought to be a
stallion, had a presence of strength, wisdom and vigilance. Like the
protective stallions in the wild, every time I looked up, turned around or
moved through the herd I would find her near me. She represents so much
strength yet the vulnerability to the timely and pressing issue these horses are
facing…extinction…their Freedom Vanishing.