“It’s a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.” ~Hiromu Arakawa
Wild band stallion, Gray Ghost, fought off this interloper and one other marauding colorful, bachelor stallion the morning of this image in the spring of 2017 near Ridgeline in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Those two stallions known as Georgia’s Boy and Circus.
Georgia’s Boy (the bay in this image) were far from their normal ranges and presented Gray Ghost with a definite challenge as they took him on one at a time. This moment in time was one of those moments that are ‘flukes’ and would never have happened in a million years if one really wanted them to, but in this case we just happened to be in the right place to catch a glimpse of a black and white overo stallion on the edge of a tree line and a flash of bay red in that same area far from their normal haunts!
We looked at each other and said, “No way, can’t be!” Then, “What the heck are we waiting for?!” and we slammed on our brakes, backed up at break neck speed, parked, jumped out, grabbed our gear, and ran (well I jogged) for all we were worth down the road, down the steep slippery bentonite slope, down a gully, up a butte, down a butte, up a butte and slide into some trees to wait and watch to see what transpired.
But alas we watched Circus and Georgia’s Boy head back west….and our hearts plummeted realizing we had missed the showdown of a life time and as we hung our heads, kicked our feet, and headed to find Gray Ghost and his harem, coming at us balls out were all three stallions!
The next is history as they say, as the chaos went on what seemed like forever. Never escalating into severe agonistic levels because Gray Ghost was much too wily for that, it was more run and gun and chase and spar and only once did he almost get Georgia’s Boy in the derriere. To see this gray stallion animated was the gift of a lifetime and as we finished our time with him, we humbled thanked him for that gift.
This one of a kind 24×16 limited edition print is professionally framed to protect your investment for the next generations. Printed by a master printer this fine art piece is framed with a black wood frame, white archival mat, and archival UV acrylic. Includes an added professional look to give the artwork more depth when viewing. Signed, titled, and numbered by the artist with a graphite pencil and includes a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
We are donating a portion of this sale to a non-profit in the state the image was captured who advocate for wild horses through education or therapies, or who work directly with the BLM or NPS in providing on range management or ongoing adoption solutions.