Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde and the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

Sometimes the book of faces is just perfect for exploring interconnectedness–especially when it brings all sorts of interesting people and places right to your news feed no hunting required. Beautiful images of horses being horses at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota caught my attention a while back. Today they brought my attention to the film Running Wild: the Life of Dayton O. Hyde which is showing at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 18-24, 2013.  Apparently there’s more going in Utah than Peaceful Uprisings. Film site : http://www.runningwildfilm.com/

Slamdance website: http://www.slamdance.com/    Information on film festival and writing competition via the link. Slamdance is also on Facebook.

Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde runs at Slamdance Jan. 19 & 22, 2013

Full Motion Pictures Presents “Poet on the Prairie” which provides more than a film teaser length look at the content of Running Wild.  For more Full Motion Pictures: http://www.youtube.com/user/FullMotionPictures

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary:  http://www.wildmustangs.com/  Discover information and  wonderful photographs of horses on their Facebook page.

Dayton O. Hyde:  http://www.daytonohyde.com/

Wild Horse Channel on the tubes of you:  http://www.youtube.com/WildHorsesChannel . Get some music with mustangs –view more of Josefina, Nina and Gabriella enjoying life.  Here’s Don Juan’s dancing to catch your fancy:

Here’s my favorite horse poem so far.  Please share your favorite horse poems, photographs, videos and/or films via the comments.

devotees

slowly he disappears among the penned ponies

knowing and yet wishing not

the tents, uniforms, guns

wary of even his own now

aware their life fabric has been brutally sliced

soft mouths nuzzle his hands

he inhales ever reliable horse scents

cares not for calico, coffee or coins

long tails twitch and flick as he moves among them

keen to his warrior man smell

as willing to push their all beyond the limits

as he

wind racing

foreign tongue streams nearby

ripping good hearts into rancid meat

furthest away surrounded by hooves, manes, hot breath

blows against his neck

stars safe above

spring grass under feet

he drinks their peace

they eat his pain

whispering

we are one

crazy horse

@wojcik

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6 Comments

  1. timkeen40 said,

    January 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Perfect poem.

    Tim

  2. Simon lilly said,

    January 5, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Thats a strong poem!

  3. October 2, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I am always so happy to hear of more equine rescues and their devotion to the horses. That’s one lovely poem. I work with one here in NJ, Mylestone Equine Rescue, that saves those horses in the most need, sometimes from the auction kill pen or from cruelty cases.
    On the other side of the coin, the BLM is rounding up one of the last California wild herds and penning them with no shelter and not enough water; foals dying which the BLM doesn’t feel need to be counted in their statistics. Very sad. A CA rescue, Return to Freedom, already cares for 400 mustangs, but is trying to help these. If interested, a link – http://themountainmouth.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/baby-horses-die-in-government-pens/

    • October 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      I KNEW there was a comment from you lurking about somewhere, Jeanne. Thanks for the new link too. 🙂


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