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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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/

Are you slippery when wet? “It’s All About the Water” : Free concert, August 31, Hot Springs, SD.

Yes, the Clean Water Alliance, the Black Hills Wild Horse Sandtuary and local musicians have teamed up once again to get the info out about the threat of Uranium Mining coming to the Black Hill region by –of course–a Canadian company, Powertech.  Canada–what a place–it’s the home of the Tar Sands and birthplace of Idle No More.  If you know the score it’s a chance to get refreshed. If you’re out of the intel loop, it’s time to get clued in. Because you too need water to live.

From Press Release:

WE ARE THE LAND, Uranium Mining in the Black Hills” documentary video short by Christopher Crosby will be presented at IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER, a free concert on Saturday, Aug 31 2013 – Red Rock River Resort, 603 N. River Hot Springs, SD. 6:30pm – 9:30pm.
The free concert will feature local musical artists, Gardner Gray, Mike Linderman, Evan Christenson and others.
“We Are The Land, Uranium Mining in the Black Hills” was produced by Karla LaRive, Susan Watt and The Institute of Range and American Mustang in 2011 at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs South Dakota.

 

Concerned Citizens of the Southern Hills presents IT’S ALL ABOUT THE WATER concert Red Rock River Resort
Hot Springs South Dakota Saturday, August 31 2013 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary Strikes Heart Gold.

Heart of Gold ~ Neil Young live 1971

via clydeman

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Most of us enjoy some positive news to break up the monotony of all the negative malarky–don’t we? The following update from the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary offers a glimpse of what humans can do to help our animal relatives. In this case it’s Mustangs. It’s a labor of love to give wild animals the opportunity to live and thrive in a world which currently seems to be all about destroying nature in so many ways.

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February, 2013

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SANCTUARY OFFERS
SAFE HAVEN FOR STARVING MUSTANGS

Saturday was a busy day at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.  For the past three weeks the Sanctuary has been host for several horses that were recently rescued by local authorities.  We allowed these horses time to rest and regain their strength before it was time for them to move onto new lives.

 

As part of our mission to provide freedom for unadoptable wild horses, we are devoted to giving unwanted horses a “quality of life”.  We are proud to have served as temporary hosts for these horses.

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Truck and Trailers
Trucks and trailers lined up near the corrals in preparation to receive their precious cargo and take them to their new homes.

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Time to load
After being sorted it was time to load the horses onto the trailers.  The horses seemed to know better things awaited them down the road.  Everyone loaded calmly and quietly in preparation for the ride to a better life.

ready to go

Is hay served on this ride?
Noses and faces peek out of the trailer as everyone is secured for the ride.

down the road

Down the road..
To new lives!  The owners anxiously wait as the trucks leave the Sanctuary.

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Still Waiting
We have six horses still waiting for their turn to begin new lives.  This coming Saturday will be the day for them.  Some of their “horsey friends” have left them and they seem unsure of what to do or where to be.  We continue to provide clean water and hay as they grow stronger daily.  Soon they will be in the hands of caring new owners.
Terri
Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary
605-745-5955
Won’t you help us continue to help Mustangs in Peril?
POB 998
Hot Springs, SD.  57747

Ooops, I dropped a dot. No problem. Powertech is still loitering with ill intent.

via Ryhindor on YouTube

I don’t blame anyone for wondering just what stew is simmering in my brainpan after the my post regarding the big fan of uranium mining aka Richard F. Clement of Powertech fame.  Dropping dots is perfectly understandable when juggling like crazy.

Some Dots:

dot–uranium is a radioactive and toxic metal used for nuclear energy and weapons.

dot–Powertech Uranium Corporation wants to extract uranium from the Dewey-Burdock area in South Dakota.

dot–Richard F. Clement is CEO of Powertech Uranium Corporation.

dot–Mr. Clement has previous experience working for other uranium mining operations in places like New Mexico.

dot–Many Navajo, and non-Navajo,  uranium mine workers have died and/or experienced serious health complications.

dot–Marie Curie died from cancer as the result of exposure to radioactive materials during her scientific research.

dot–The Dewey-Burdock uranium extraction project is located about 20 miles from the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

dot–The Dewey-Burdock project acreage alone covers 17,800 acres.

dot–Powertech intends to use In-Situ mining in the Dewey-Burdock Project.

dot–In-Situ involves forcing water into sandstone to dissolve uranium in order to bring it to the surface for extraction and then sending the fluids back into the “wellfield”.

dot–Massive amounts of table water are required for In-Situ mining. The Clean Water Alliance has done the math for  how much water Powertech’s uranium mining would consume  : http://www.sdcleanwateralliance.org/

dot–The uranium mined will be exported out of the USA for the energy interests of OTHER countries.

dot–Powertech is a Canadian Company.

Who will benefit from uranium mining in the Dewey-Burdock area? Not Americans. The “product” and the profits will leave  America. This project will not reduce unemployment in the area. This project will consume valuable water resources. This project has the potential to contaminate several major sources of water with a single spill/leak/accident.

So why should the project go forth?

Clean Water Alliance has a great deal of information, links, contact etc.  http://www.sdcleanwateralliance.org/

Yeah, I think I dropped a few other dots along the way.    .          .             .

Get your Gieger counters ready.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiger_counter

 

 

 

 

 

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

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