Calm After The Storm
" NO DAY IS SO BAD IT CAN'T BE FIXED WITH A NAP." - Carrie Snow
Limited Edition | McCullough Peaks Collection
McCullough Peaks HMA, Wyoming
After early morning activities and a trip to the watering hole, the herd pauses for a nap before heading out to their next destination.
Most os us think “Spain” when the word “siesta” comes to mind. But the practice of “taking a nap” after lunch in midafternoon originated with ancient Romans in Italy. Siesta is also a sacred Greek tradition, spanning back many centuries.
The watering hole is one of the most interesting places to observe the dynamics of the wild horses. It's there where you clearly see the hierarchy of different bands
(horse families) play out - "high rank" stallions and their families are the first to drink while others wait their turn to approach the water. So much can happen and so fast during that time. Sometimes even a serious fight.
Although watching their behaviors play out is nothing less than fascinating, the following video shows one of the reasons we try so hard to see them around the watering hole - the calm after the storm.
In their quietness, we are reminded to slow down, be grateful and appreciate life.
I am proud to be able to use my photographic art to bring attention to the beauty of the wild ones,
giving back to non-profits who tirelessly tell the story of the American mustangs - bringing that story back into the public consciousness.
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An equestrian for most of her life, award winning photographer Maria Marriott combines her passion for horses with her art and the desire to bring public awareness to the American mustangs and the healing power of horses. Maria Marriott Photography is a proud supporter of non-profit organizations that tirelessly work to ensure the well-being of the American wild horses and promote healing through equine therapy.
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