Musical Animal Crackers Anyone? Yes, I’ll Take the Horses, Please.

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 Foals
     In 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

robbinhood11

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“Horse”

Music: Maria Marachowska (2006)
Lyrics: Sergej Jesennin (1918)
Translation: Iris Miniatüra (2010)

Maria Marachowska

USIC(VOCAL,GUITAR): MARIA MARACHOWSKA 2012http://www.marachowska.com / VIDEO: IRIS WEIRICH / All rights reserved

“HORSE” /КОНЬ

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.

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With the Horses .wmv

Jasper Winn

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.

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Imagine a Place: The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

 horsetv

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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)

WildHorsesChannel

http://www.wildmustangs.com

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:
Christopher Crosby

Producers:
Susan Watt, Karla LaRive

Filmed entirely on location at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs South Dakota USA

a musicseenPROduction
PK Productions LLC
All Rights Reserved
2011

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Don Juan’s Dance” written and guitar performed by Christopher Crosby
Rattle by Martin Meyer

Don Juan Spanish Mustang

WildHorsesChannel·

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.

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Running Wild: The life of Dayton O. Hyde

Film Festivals and Indie Films

http://www.wildmustangs.com/

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Le cheval venu de la mer 

linou fouine

From Into the West

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Wild Horses, “Wild in Your Eyes”

Karen McLain

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

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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”

http://labellestudio.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/a-horse-is-a-horse-of-course/

Przewalski’s mare.

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Pure Nature Specials: Wild Horses Return to China

AlliantContent

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.

Przewalski’s horses:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przewalski’s_horse

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The Man From Snowy River – Banjo’s Poem

petervee60

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

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John Denver “Eagles and Horses

 

Pedro D. Almaguer Prado

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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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For LOTS more Animals and Music please feel welcome to visit:

Willow             http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/musical-theme-animals-2/#comment-12145

Bear                http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/music-themes-amimals/

Johnny           http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/music-theme-october-26-animals/

Deborah       http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/musical-animals-musical-themes-and-unintended-consequences/
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http://myriad234.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/listening-in-color/

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13 Comments

  1. October 26, 2013 at 5:43 am

    Good idea. I was thinking about doing horses as a theme, on the order of wolves. There is enough horse stuff to accommodate more … I was also thinking of some other individual species of animals, too. Also what do you think of expanding to include art and poetry entries, as well as music? Also or instead if any of us prefer. You are up next to choose 🙂 I like your horse rescues. (And Banjo’s Poem (tis a good movie, too).

    “Mornin’

    • October 26, 2013 at 6:08 am

      Hello Bear. Yes there is a great deal of horse material to work with! I like the idea of art and poetry entries. I’ve been wandering into those areas. I don’t see why we shouldn’t expand our parameters.
      There’s a lot to love in The Man From Snowy River. )
      The horse rescuers need all the help that they can get. They’re fighting Powertech which wants to start doing uranium mining very close to their water supply.
      Take a rest. I’m going to sleep on my next ‘choice’ for a few hours. 🙂 Decisions, decisions….

  2. willowdot21 said,

    October 26, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Well Eva I am so amazed and full of wonderful information and music about horses . I have to admit I am a little scared ( well a lot really) of horses but you have shown me such beauties here . Now before I go on I have to say there is almost every forest animal I can think of and some birds too in the forest video which is beautiful too Buffalo Moon! Apart from the music he information was very interesting too. When I was in Minorca in September with a friend ( my 60th birthday two of us had a girly holiday and we left out husbands behind) so we did things we would not of got to do had our men been with us! We went to a Spanish school of riding and watched all the wonderful dancing horses! We went to a show similar to this but it was at night and in English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rms1KiC2GaM also to our surprise it was Fiesta weekend where we were staying and I stunned by the horses and scared for the young boys who seemed to need to touch the horses while they were performing ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJUBzlC0z8Y Great holiday I still have a great respect for horses!! Woow!! you see your fabulous post made me think of these horses and a wonderful time! Thanks for all the hard work put into this post!!

    • October 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm

      There was nothing hard about it at all. This is all PLAY to me, willow. 🙂 Horses can be intimidating, been there, but–once you get a sense of them as individuals it’s great. Unless they’re into causing mischief. 🙂 Your trip sounds fantastic. Thanks for the videos. 🙂
      Okay, I added the Coyotoes song–the lyrics of this “live” version are different from another version–but I like the energy of this one a lot. Coyotes for everyone.

  3. October 26, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Thank you very much 47WhiteBuffalo!

    • October 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Hello labellestudio! No, thank you for your photographs and knowledge which turned me onto Przewalski’s Horses. To discover the rare enduring in this callous ‘modern’ world is a source of hope–of which there is far too little. Merci.

  4. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    October 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Wow again. I am so glad that the few remaining wild horses in our country are being protected. It almost defies reason in these times. Great selections E. 🙂

    • October 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Morning Johnny. Protected–only by the private sector for the most part. Hmm, does the protection defy reason or the slaughter?
      Thanks for checking things out.
      Btw, which ‘swan’ are you in willow’s little dance by four? Hm?

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        October 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        Hopefully the protection will defy the slaughter more as time goes on. If it had anything to do with reason there would be wild horses running around all over the country.

        The “usually” swan of the probably tribe. Great question… 😛

  5. November 3, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Better late than never, I hope. (to make an addition.) I may come up with more – been some busy times over this way. Anyho … an older fave of mine … Wildlfire by Michael Martin Murphey … J.

    • November 4, 2013 at 5:24 am

      Great song, still a dreamer! Thank you so much! If you do a selection and post on your blog, please post a link here so I can include it in my main post.
      Btw, the upcoming theme is CROWS!!!!! Yes You Can. Caw! Caw!


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