“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”
Gray Ghost changed worlds in 2018 in the fall of his life and the fall of the year. He had been struggling with an intestinal disorder for most of 2018, combined with trying to maintain a harem finally took its toll on him. Although he lost his harem to his grandson, Ranger, it wasn’t enough for him to regain the strength needed to keep moving along as a former wild stallion living in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
This image, “Unbounded Wild Spirit”, captured in July of 2016 during his tenure as a bachelor stallion, is a strong testament to the beautiful, quiet, and peaceful stallion he was.
“Unbounded Wild Spirit” in its larger than life element (60×40 print), is the featured framed inspirational piece in my creative space. I am not currently offering it for sale. It is the first thing I see every morning when I step into my studio and the first thing visitor’s witness.
I feel this is one of the strongest and most compelling pieces I have had the great pleasure to capture and create and look to it often for peace and tranquility and as a reminder of why I am drawn to these amazing creatures! It is easy to understand why we work to raise awareness for America’s living icon, the ancestor’s of those horses from centuries ago that changed a native culture, carried us across America, and worked tirelessly beside us in good times and bad, when you glance up and see the illimitable superior spirit who revealed himself this day.
A humble thank you to this indelible, wild stallion for his giving spirit to every soul he touched, those thousands upon thousands of humans who visited his homeland, Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Without his gracious, ethereal spirit, “Unbounded Wild Spirit” would not exist.