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The Drive Home 4

 

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Joli paysage avec les chevaux.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine!
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 1 Jun 2017, 00:45
The Wild West is looking placid and lovely today, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The calm before the storm! Thank you, Ray!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 1 Jun 2017, 05:59
Are these wild horses, Elizabeth?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I don't know. This was on the Navajo Reservation... so it's anyone's guess!
Some of the horses on the Rez are "semi-tame"... I had a patient a few weeks ago (a Navajo man) who had gone out to get his nieces horse, who had been grazing with some of the "semi-tame". He was kicked in the face... all alone out in the fields- no cell service. Once he woke up (!) he got on his own horse and rode several miles home to get help!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2017, 06:35
The horses look slightly unreal
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Very real, I promise! smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Jun 2017, 07:40
"Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day."

A harsh environment but they obviously survive.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I love that song! Sort of the anthem of the west... but it was written by a guy in Kansas, apparently!
It is amazing that horses and cattle are set out to pasture in the south west. The short grasses we have here were never meant to sustain such creatures. Even buffalo are not native here. I always remark about how a guy from the mid-west might ask an Arizona rancher how many head per acre they can sustain... the Arizonan's replay would be that we can't count heads per acre here, but how many acres per head are needed.
The horses have great freedom to roam.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They certainly do!
My goodness, you didn't have very good weather for the trip home, did you!?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The day we drove home was one storm after another!
Better the bad weather on the way home and not the other way round.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I so agree!!
Can you imagine these desert horses seeing bright green pasture like we have here?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I would hope they'd be pretty excited! This land was never meant for large grazing animals...
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jun 2017, 16:15
Those horses look quite unfazed by that spectacular landscape.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I wonder if they ever look around?
Are they wild ponies?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I don't really know - as this is Navajo Land - they could be. The Navajo just turn their horses out... sometimes they join up with what they call "semi-tame" groups of horses.
It seems like the rain followed you home... smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It did, actually!

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