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Ky’s Free-Roaming Horses – Photography

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Young Colt- Free-roaming

 
 
 
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January 4, 2012 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ky’s free-roaming Horses – Photography

These are a couple shots of free-roaming horses we found over the pass weekend. Both are young mares in pretty good shape. The one has the most unusal blaze face that I have seen and stayed very close to a bay stallion. The cold nights over the past several weeks have their winter coats come on.

Young free-roaming mare

 

Nice free-roaming mare - Eastern Ky.

January 3, 2012 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Free- roaming Horses – Photography

We had found several small groups of Ky’s free-roaming horses when we first arrived in the area, but had been driving several miles back a dirt road when we found these two. A big bay stallion and a young mare that we had not seen before. On this trip we found about 60-70 horses with most of them new to us.  Google maps show 100’s of miles of dirt paths that lead into this area, most requiring a 4-wheeler.  I feel like we are only seeing the few horses that venture to the edge of the large area as we seldom see the same ones.

Bay stallion with young mare

 
 

Free-roam horses in Kentucky

 
 
 
 

January 2, 2012 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ky’s free-roaming horses – Photography

I spent the day with three of my grandchildren photographing the free-roaming horses in eastern Ky…..   Good day.

Free-roamer - Kentucky

 

Ky. free-roaming horse

 

January 1, 2012 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Keeneland Workouts – Photography

Morning workout at Keeneland

 
 

December 24, 2011 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Morning workouts at Keeneland

Early morning workouts at Keeneland

 
 

December 23, 2011 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keeneland Morning Workout – Photography

Fast workout at Keeneland

 

December 22, 2011 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Early Morning at Keeneland – Photography

Fast morning workout

 

December 21, 2011 Posted by | Horse, Photography, Travel | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kentucky’s free roaming horses

It has been six months since my last trip into eastern Ky. looking for the free roaming / wild horses that live on a 20-30 square mile area of deserted strip mines.  Three of my grandchildren and I arrived at the highest point in the area, which is off Ky 1098, a 75% paved 25% gravel road. The area is laced with hundreds of miles of dirt roads that are slow going without a four-wheeler. We spotted the first bunch running through a valley that lay below us and watched as they made their way towards a dirt road. We found them feeding along side the road ( see first photo).

 

 We had moved about five miles from the first group and found a small herd of about 15-20 feeding along the edge of a field that was bordered by a forested area. Each group we found had 2-3 foals in them which looked to be 4-10 weeks old and very sly. This foals mother would come right up to us, but the foal remained back, never coming closer that 15-20 feet. We found a total of 200-225 horse this trip of the 600+ that roam this area. I’ll try and post some more picture this week.

Young foal hiding behind mother

July 19, 2011 Posted by | Horse, Photography | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment