May 18, 2010 – Back On Track

I have had a lot of trouble thinking of something new to write about here following the range of comments that were written in the previous post about Flicka. This blog was originally developed with two major goals: First, I wanted to be able to share the ups and downs of life on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. Second, I wanted to show that each of the horses is special and has a story worth telling. In doing this, I hoped that the blog viewers may be able to learn more about wild horses. I’ve used two main types of blog posts to meet these goals. The post, Circles, was intended to meet both of these goals by sharing this poignant side to watching wild horses.  Other similar posts show day-to-day wild horse life through stories and photos observed on the range. The second type of post deals with education. In the recent past, I have discussed topics at length that are of scientific interest or importance. I have been blessed to learn from some of the best in their fields, and I think that it is well worth sharing this knowledge as it sometimes gets twisted as it is run through the political machine.

It was a purposeful decision to attempt to avoid dealing with the political aspects of wild horses here because I feel that there is plenty of coverage of these topics elsewhere, and I think that such content often turns counterproductive. I strongly believe that wild horses should be managed with the best available scientific methods, and this is why I have written the educational posts.

In some of the comments, there were some hints at corruption among Pryor people. I can honestly say that this is something that isn’t going on. It isn’t the first time I’ve heard of it, and it likely won’t be the last. As near as I can tell, these discussions have their origins in things that may or may not have happened when I was at the all powerful age of 11. Again, though, there are other blogs that are more centered on that type of speculative content; this isn’t the place for that. With that, I’d really like to get back on track with what is a very eventful time of year for wild horses. Recall that wild horses are very peculiar in that their breeding and foaling seasons coincide; this is why spring and early summer is such a dramatic time for them.

Published in: on May 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm  Comments (7)  

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  1. Matt,

    Personally, I love your blog because it does not deal with the politics. It is about the horses as it should be. I love the educational part as well as the updates and of course the photos are always great. You just keep on doing what you are doing, as you do it very well. Good job!!

  2. Matt, I love this blog, because it is just about the horses, thank you for all you do,

  3. AWESOME….I’ll leave it at that. Keep up the fabulous updates!

  4. Very well said Matt…..there are many other places to air the political side to the wild horse issue and this is thankfully one where we get to enjoy your observations and updates as well as photos of the beautiful Pryor horses. Keep up the good work…your newsletters are a treat I look forward to, as always.

  5. Matt, We look forward to your emails and photos of the herds. Please don’t ever stop. You provide a link for us to these beautiful horses when we’re unable to see them for ourselves because of distance, etc.

    You are very appreciated!

  6. I come to your site when I need a break from all the turmoil. It’s so wonderful to see horses just being horses. Thanks for the vacation!

  7. Nicely put Matt.
    You have my full support.
    Keep up the excellent work, it is appreciated.

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