|Sorraia stallion, Altamiro|
"This air thick with light is an enveloping spell, a trance into which the whole place has now fallen, a viscous state of mind shared by you and the spruces and the bee in this honeyed moment."
--David Abram (from his book, Becoming Animal / An Earthly Cosmology)
|Bachelors in the morning light|
It is summer now at the Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve on Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron, Northern Ontario. How transformed the landscape is! Let's keep our words to a minimum and wander around a bit via the medium of digital photos...
Biting insects, send the horses to spaces that are breezy or shady, depending:
|The open expanse of the Ravenseyrie beach on Lake Huron's North Channel|
|Standing as a group maximizes swishing tails and tossing manes to keep flies at bay|
It is worth noting that unlike humans, horses do not wage war against biting insects...they move in defensive ways, they roll in mud, they catch a breeze, etc., these activities provide relief without destroying ecosystems...unlike the pesticides humans have created. Horses live cooperatively with all that is. We at Ravenseryie strive to do likewise.
|Grulla Sorrais and a gorgeous sky|
|Ravenseyrie mares down on the Twinravens range in Tehkummah|
|Belina has regained her good flesh!|
|Bella and Belina's filly Rija, also in fine form|
Some images your author is fortunate to see on her morning walks at Ravenseyrie Sorraia Mustang Preserve:
|This coyote watches from the edge of the forest|
Young stallions at play:
|Legado and Destimedo (who lost his left eye in 2012)|
|Having just one eye doesn't keep Destemido from going for the jugular in this game with Legado!|
|Ousado in the foreground while Destimedo and Legado continue to spar|
"We need the vision of an animated connected world, where people matter and where nature matters, and where we develop a new interconnected ethic."
--Jules Pretty (from his book, The Earth Only Endures)