When willowdot21 picked “Animals” as a theme I went a little overboard for a time collecting music for all sorts of relatives. “Buffalo Moon” goes a ways for the concept of animals in general–including a few of ‘us’. It was getting very crowded in my blogcasa. which is not exactly suited to being an ark. So I decided to narrow things down to one particular animal—the Horse. I figured a focus on one wonderful creature would help my sanity. It did. Even so I barely touched even the tip of the Horse iceberg. One reason I settled on the Horse was to highlight the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary in South Dakota. The videos explain things pretty well so I’m not going to say more than that you can find them on the book of faces where they post many wonderful photographs of the horses in residence. The following is from a recent email newsletter:
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary has received rescued Navajo FoalsIn making a public statement against horse slaughter in any form; The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary partnered with Wild For Life Foundation’s Navajo Rescue and Recovery Mission in early October 2013. Approximately 1,600 horses and burros were swept away from their Native homes as a result of the recent Navajo Nation roundups and were reportedly shipped for slaughter. Many foals and other young horses were left behind to perish. Wild for Life’s rescue efforts gathered the foals and sent out requests for help.The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary along with three other sanctuaries have taken the rescued foals and given them life time homes. The three foals; two fillies and a colt arrived at their new forever home in South Dakota on October 8th.The goal at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary is to save lives, offer hope and grant freedom to wild horses in peril. We hope this partnership, with Wild for Life Foundation, will continue into the future by helping other wild foals/horses in peril.
IRAM Program Director, Susan Watt http://www.wildmustangs.com/
NOTE: The Powertech Threat to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary : http://www.indianz.com/News/2013/011445.asp
Without further fanfare:
Buffalo Moon by Brule Airo
Music: Maria Marachowska (2006)
Lyrics: Sergej Jesennin (1918)
Translation: Iris Miniatüra (2010)
USIC(VOCAL,GUITAR): MARIA MARACHOWSKA 2012http://www.marachowska.com / VIDEO: IRIS WEIRICH / All rights reserved
Watchman at heaven’s gate, /Отвори мне, страж заоблачный,
open up the blue gates of day. /Голубые двери дня.
Midnight’s white angel /Белый ангел этой полночью
has taken my horse from me. /Моего увел коня.
I see it lashing out, /Вижу я он бьется, мечется,
going back and forth, pulling the reins. /Теребя тугой аркан,
The bright, blowing mane gleaming /И летит с него, как с месяца,
like the crescent moon. /Шерсть буланая в туман.
For God, there is no need of affluence. /Богу лишнего не надобно,
My horse bestows power and strenghth upon me. /Конь мой — мощь моя и крепь.
Neighing as if it were moaning, /Слышу я, как ржет он жалобно,
it clutches the golden chain. /Закусив златую цепь.
With the Horses .wmv
Uploaded on Jan 30, 2012
Photos of working cowboys and horsemen shot in Corrientes Province, Argentina, Chilean and Argentine Patagonia, and Spain. Music: With The Horses. Music and photographs all copyright: Jasper Winn.
Imagine a Place: The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
Gabriela Spanish Mustang Spirit of the Black Hills
“Reflections of Sorrias” written and Spanish Guitar performed by Christopher Crosby
“Flute for Mustangs, A Mare and Birth of a Foal” written and Native flute performed by Windwalker (Wind Spirit Drum)
Gabriela | Sulphur Mustang Mare
Spirit of the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary Preservation Project (2011)
Gabriela (Sulphur Mustang Mare). Translation: Warrior of God: Her lovely black brown color reminds one of dark chocolate melting in the prairie sun. Gabriela and her mother Houlihan, a Sulphur Mustang Mare from the Sulphur Springs HMA, were donated to the Sanctuary in 2006. Gabriela was just a weanling and she hid behind her mother. Now at age 4, she has her own friends and lives bravely in a band of younger Spanish Mustang Spirits.
The Spanish Mustang Spirit of the Black Hills preservation project was begun in early in 2002. The Spanish, Sulphur, Kiger, and Sorraia Mustangs here at the Sanctuary in these herds are a direct remnant of the horses of the Golden Age of Spain, which is wholly extinct in Spain. The bloodlines are a treasure chest of genetic wealth from time long ago. These mustangs are very capable and durable mounts but have been undervalued for the last hundred years. The purpose of this project is to promote and conserve rare bloodlines that go back to the Old World Spanish and Portuguese Horses that came to the New World with the Conquistadors in search of riches. The Spanish Horses that were left behind by the explorers were worth more than the gold they had discovered. These Spanish Mustang Spirit horses forever changed the history man in the Americas.
“What’s important is not what’s gone, but what remains.” ~ From ‘Home: A Hymn for the Planet’
Director of Photography / Editor:
Susan Watt, Karla LaRive
Filmed entirely on location at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs South Dakota USA
PK Productions LLC
All Rights Reserved
“Don Juan’s Dance” written and guitar performed by Christopher Crosby
Rattle by Martin Meyer
Don Juan Spanish Mustang
Don Juan – Colinas de Corazon (Sir John-Heart of the Hills)
Sulphur Sorraia – Spanish Mustang Spirit of the Black Hills (2011)
Don Juan is a spectacular dark zebra dun with primitive markings that include dark ear rims, a wide dorsal strip, stripes on his withers, and a very predominate leg stripping. He was born in May 2005 from wild Sulphur parents from the BLM Sulphur Springs Herd Management Area in Utah. Don Juan and his band arrived at the Sanctuary in 2003.
Running Wild: The life of Dayton O. Hyde
Le cheval venu de la mer
From Into the West
Wild Horses, “Wild in Your Eyes”
Music by Opus Moon Music, “Wild in Your Eyes”, from the Wild Horse Anthology. Used with permission. Please visit Opus Moon Music for more information and to learn how to purchase a CD or download the Wild Horse Anthology. Hearing this CD is so much like being out with wild horses, it is very inspiring and deeply moving.
Video featuring the Wild Horses that live along the Lower Salt River, Arizona. Video ©Karen McLain 2013, taken while painting wild horses from life. http://www.karenmclainstudio.com Visit my website or contact me to learn about and purchase my art.
“Painting the West and America’s Wild Horses” – Karen McLain
I’ve included this Pure Nature Special about Przewalski’s Horses because it’s about an effort to restore what was lost from the wild with what was ‘saved’ in various parts of the world. It does have a great deal of music throughout it. The footage is excellent. I knew nothing of this effort and had never heard of Przewalski’s Horses until I saw a photograph of one at Labellestudio’s blogcasa. Actually that’s not quite accurate because I had seen pictures of these horses as cave art. I thought they were extinct. But, then I visited Labellestudio and learned differently. Thanks Labelle!
Labellestudio “A horse is a horse, of course”
Pure Nature Specials: Wild Horses Return to China
After many decades, the wild horses of West China return to their ancestral home range. Relentless poaching early last century wiped them out, but a new breeding program has restored 27 Przewalski’s horses.
The Man From Snowy River – Banjo’s Poem
Banjo Paterson wrote the poem ‘The Man From Snowy River’. Its as Australian as you can get. He tells the story of the tough horsemen of Snowy Mountains. Footage is from the movie ‘Man From Snowy River’ presented by Michael Edgley International & Cambridge Films
John Denver “Eagles and Horses”
Willowdot21 has pointed out that if I include this song by Jason Mraz then our coyote quartet will be complete. So-here it is.
Coyotes from the Live album Jason Mraz’s Beautiful mess Live on earth.
Yorrii For all the lovers and dreamers.
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