A break in the clouds

18 11 2008

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703680.html?hpid=artslot

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(Thanks to photographer Pam Nickoles for sending out an email about this article this morning.)


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18 11 2008
cdnmich

I think it is great news!! Bloggers seem to be all over this news and some are already criticizing it. I say give the woman a chance, deep pockets and large sanctuaries are what may ultimately save these horses.
I finally got the chance to see wild mustangs in the actual WILD and it was an experience I won’t soon forget. (It was with Lynne Pomeranz, I think you two have chatted). I’m now more aware of the challenges involved and the wonderful people who work to preserve them.

18 11 2008
TJ

I love your excitement at having seen horses in the wild! It’s a memory that will stay with you, and hopefully it will lead you to visit other wild horses! Lynne Pomeranz does a great deal of advocacy in New Mexico (at least), and her book about the Pryor Mountain mustangs is just beautiful.
I hope the “Pickens plan” works. I think the BLM still is ignoring some of the problems with its management that got the agency to this point in the first place. It may take some private entity(s) to ultimately save our wild horses.
TJ

19 11 2008
Lynn Bauer

TJ –
Great work, as usual! These last two week-ends of pics and info are just superb!! Thanks, also for the links. Sometimes, I wonder if those folks out there with huge amounts of money are thinking about their “legacies” once they’re gone. What a legacy Mrs. Pickens would leave if she’s able to do something. Maybe she has already approached Ted Turner (the single largest private landowner in the U.S.)? He owns a couple of VERY large, beautiful ranches here in NM. I know he’s really seriously into conservation/preservation. If Mrs. Pickens hasn’t asked him, maybe someone else will…
Again, great work!
Lynn and Kathy

20 11 2008
TJ

Lynn and Kathy,
The weather here has been just superb. The snow we’ve had so far a) hit the first part of the weeks and b) melted right away, so the weekends were gorgeous. This coming weekend seems to be on track for more beautiful weather (guess where I’ll be?), but that streak may come to an end Thanksgiving weekend. Still, it has been beautiful, and I am blessed to have been able to take advantage of it. The ponies are fuzzy and ready for winter.
I hope Mrs. Pickens’ plan works out well for the horses and burros. I wish I had some millions (acres *and* $)! 🙂
TJ

20 11 2008
Lynn Bauer

TJ –
I know Mrs. Pickens means well but, I was thinking about finding some of the 19 million acres already taken away from the horses and giving some of it back! Not a realistic notion, I know, but maybe a Pickens or a Turner or someone that has the $$, doesn’t rely on traditional ranching for a “living” and is interested in making a tremendous gift to America could really help…
Your stuff dated the 19th is absolutely beautiful!! That magic light is just incredible!! Good job!!
Lynn and Kathy

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