Just received a recent photo from Santa Ana’s wildlife corridor that we wanted to share. Our correspondent informs us that the “big boys are still roaming free!
Wouldn’t this be nice to see on the Buffalo Tract!
Santa Ana Pueblo talks the talk, and then walks the walk.
Just in from the pony express. A neighbor wanted to share this photo, and writes:
We got up one morning and there was the usual herd of horses out front eating their way through the yard. I stepped out to run them off and saw the three young ones on the porch. They were looking for a handout and were not afraid of us at all. My wife shot the pictures and then we spooked them away.
If you’ve got any head-scratchin’ “wild” horse photos you’d like to share, send them along using the Contact Form. Thanks.
Hi everyone. This is Susan. You may have seen my video on a post from a few days ago. I wanted to share this bit of Placitas horse history with you. I’m on a horse named Red that belonged to Shorty Gibbs and it was taken near his house that was along what is now Rosa Castilla. The road didn’t even have a name back then. I think I was about 8 in this picture, so it was 1958. As a horse-crazy little girl, I really loved Red and couldn’t wait to go see him nearly every weekend. As you can see, my feet don’t reach the stirrups and I remember old Shorty growling it was too much trouble to shorten them up enough and besides I needed to learn to hang on with my knees. Great horse, beautiful memories.
A contribution from one of your neighbors.
I don’t know why, but the cartoon (and maybe the contributor’s light-hearted intent) made me think of a well-known quote attributed to Emma Goldman, “If I can’t dance I don’t want to be in your revolution.” Don’t take yourselves, or your cause too seriously, folks. Emma was a lioness for an individual’s freedom to differ, their “…right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things”. Yes, our beautiful Placitas landscape with its radiant, delicate web of life.