“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
The Wild, The Free led by band stallion, Wind Canyon, are located in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, ND. This image was captured in the fall of 2012 when Wind Canyon had a robust harem. After this image was taken all of the horses in the image were removed in the round up of 2013 with the exception of the gray mare, Betty Blue and the stallion himself (he is furthest in the back of the image.)
Wind Canyon retained a small harem until 2016 when he lost his mare to rival stallion Coal. He would often be seen with young bachelor Trooper marauding in the area of rival band stallions, as he taught Trooper the ways of the being a wild stallion.
Wind Canyon has now changed worlds, quietly on his own time, as it should be for those in the wild, for their ways are not ours.
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.