Intensely Wild, but he is called Blaze by those who have tracked the genetics of the TRNP wild horses for over 60 years. He is a wild stallion and lives in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND.
I encountered him in November of 2012 after a long hike into the backcountry, my life was enriched in many, many ways. He is one of my favorite stallions and this image was captured in 2015 as part of the Fly Without Wings project! Sadly he changed worlds in the spring of 2017.
“His eyes are so intense I want to look away . . . or never look away, I can’t decide.”
― Kasie West, The Distance Between Us
Blaze….wild and intense. So intense that working on his images gives me goosebumps! He is aloof and guarded his mares with tenacious and animated energy! When he locked his gaze on you and started his slow, stalking approach, I suggest being prepared for weak knees. At least I get weak knees!
We donate a percentage of the sale of this print to Walk By Faith Therapeutic Riding, a legitimate non-profit located in northern Minnesota, who use wild horses adopted from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in their programs, providing hope to the lives of children and veterans.