Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Scenes

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

Lady's Slipper

Shepherd's Purse


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)

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