The fighting stallions depicted in this image are members of the Gila herd.
Our annual Wild Horses of the West photography workshop will take place, June 12-15, 2016.
The best part – IT’S FREE this year. That’s right. You read correctly.
Spend an entire, unforgettable three days photographing a truly unique symbol of the American west – the wild horse.
The location for this workshop hosts three separate herds of wild horses. One, the Gila herd, based on DNA testing and historical evidence, is most likely the last original descendants of those horses left behind by the Spaniards as they marched through Arizona in the 1500’s. Unlike other wild horses, members of this herd sport faint, zebra-like stripes on their knees and hocks, along with black manes, tails, and dorsal stripes. If your desire is to photograph mustangs having a direct lineage to the Spanish ponies brought over by the Conquistadors, then this is the workshop for you.
The other herds will be working with are the Catnip and White Sands. It’s interesting to note that the Catnip herd, relocated from the Catnip Mountains of northern Nevada, sport some of the most beautiful markings of all. One is actually a Medicine Hat, which were only ridden by chiefs and extremely brave warriors.
Other likely subjects include black-tailed prairie dogs and a variety of bird-life.
- Stallions fighting for male dominance
- Wild horses walking up to you as curiosity overcomes fear
- Newborn foals nursing (last year we actually photographed a mare giving birth)
- Instruction on digital photography, Photoshop, and wildlife photography techniques
Leaders: Weldon Lee & Lori Huff
This workshop takes place on the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros’ (ISPMB) facility in central South Dakota, near the town of Eagle Butte.
Lori and I will be donating our services this year, pro bono. Please note, that I am asking participants to donate $225 to ISPMB. This is what we normally give the organization for every participant, whenever we conduct a workshop at their facility. The more people that join us, the more it will help this great organization that’s fighting to save America’s wild horses. Click HERE and check out their website.
If you would like to join us, it’s important that I hear from you right away.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.