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Monday, February 22, 2010

Faces of the Homeless






While at the Burns Horse Corrals Friday and Saturday, I took hundreds of photos. I decided that setting up a Flickr account would be the best way to share some of them with you.

Here is the link to Faces of the Homeless. I'm new to all this stuff, but I think there will be an option to view this set of photos in a slide show. I only uploaded 27 photos.

Why am I posting this?

I guess it just boils down to one thing; these horses need a place to go. Whether you think they should be rounded up or not, they already are, and they need homes.

They are beautiful, intelligent animals and deserve better.




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26 comments:

Nikker said...

Fantastic photos! I have always rolled the thought of owning a mustang around...but they are a huge commitment in the beginning (all horses are day to day, but theses guys don't even know what handling is...) and that is what stops me from adopting...I am sure its that way with a lot of responsible horse owners. If I had a million dollars.... ( :

DarcC said...

Oh boy, those are very moving. Those faces, those eyes.

Someday, when I am settled in my new place and have the space, I will accept the challenge of a mustang.

Sydney said...

Horse pancake there.

If I were closer I would scoop up a wild mustang in half a heartbeat.

Susan said...

You need to hit up the rich folks who are buying up ranches and then taking them out of production. Maybe they'd enjoy having mustangs.

Crystal said...

I would love to adopt a mustang and tried, but Im from Canada and they wouldnt let me :(

Heather said...

How do you go about adopting one of these beauties?

Danielle Barlow said...

I'd adopt one like a shot if I was in the same country :) I'm always wishing our wild ponies were 14.2 rather than 12.2.

Maia said...

Hi:
I've just invited two of your pictures into groups. That's what you need to do. Get those pictures out there, add a description of their plight and see what happens. I'm going to go back to flikr and put them in some other groups.

Shirley said...

Those are wonderful photos. I was impressed with the beauty and quality of these horses, obviously the genetics in that herd are strong and natural selection is working well. Too bad Canadians can't adopt,there are a couple in there that really caught my eye.

Jocelyn said...

I want the buckskin with the frosted mane :)

Please deliver...

hope4more said...

I would love the palamino in the first picture, I am a sucker for the yellow horses :o) However I am not skilled enough to work with a wild horse, I have enough trouble with my trained ones.

They make me want to take them all home though, wish I could and give them a safe place to be.

lisa said...

You are doing geat and the best you can. I wish I could adopt them all.

mugwump said...

These are some of the better built and better headed mustamgs I have seen.
I like the look.

GunDiva said...

Stop by my blog on Wednesday; I've got an award waiting for you!

dibear said...

Enlighten me, why are these beautiful animals captured in the first place? They don't look hungry! They are truely beautiful creatures. :)

Ed said...

I agree, they need to be adopted before they are destroyed. Brilliant photos on flicker..:-))

Merri said...

A friend sent me an article on wild horses in Utah. I emailed her back, "*sigh* - if I were 20 years younger, I'd get a mustang, start it, keep it forever."
She emailed back: "You ARE 20 years younger."
: \
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Julie said...

It is a tough time for horses. Some of mine are rescues too.

Adorable blog!! Enjoyed my visit.

Julie
www.equusgirl.blogspot.com
www.ridingaside.blogspot.com

manker said...

at the risk of sounding ignorant... where are these animals located?

gp

lopinon4 said...

They really are nice looking animals! They deserve better than to stand around in a pen, awaiting the fate WE deem appropriate. How arrogant we are....grrr....


By the way, you've been tagged:
http://lopinon4.blogspot.com/2010/02/ive-been-tagged.html

Hugs to you!

Julie said...

karen thanks for sharing these pictures, I can't adopt but the picture IMG_1176 Spoke to me!!!!!!!!
julie

Janice said...

Great photos Karen. I'm with Shirley on this one. If we were allowed to adopt I would give a couple of those a good home.In fear of the answer....what happens to those that don't get adopted.

Faithful said...

Karen, I like the way you love and respect the Mustang. You do them justice.

thecrazysheeplady said...

For those of us that can't do anything "real" to help - whether due to location or situation - what CAN we do to help?

Sarah said...

beautiful photos! I just browsed all your wild horse posts. I loved the stallions socializing!

Hey, we're finally rolling through your area today! I didn't realize till this morning, or I would have hollered at you sooner! We'll just crossing the border now on 95 and heading up towards Burns. to 395 and on into WA. Beautiful day in Oregon! Holler at me if your going to be in Burns today! We have lots of time to kill between now and Monday morning!

Sarah said...

seriously if your around and have time, I'd love to say howdy! Give us a call! 406-853-5540
We're stopping here at the state line to grab a bite to eat.

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