Surviving Storms

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The hurricane season has come upon the Caribbean and North America with #hurricanedorian creating much devastation. The hurricane heavily impacted the #Bahamas and, thankfully, many are rallying to help. 👣 #Wildmustangs also had to weather the storm. Fortunately, with all the stories of destruction, there are also encouraging stories. The #wildhorses of the #outerbanks were able to keep their #buttstothewind and survive without any known losses and human intervention. In the midst of processing the destruction, it is good to have stories of #survival. The horses of the #outerbanksnc have a legacy that is 500 years old. Here's a link to their story: https://obxtoday.com/top-stories/butts-to-the-wind-works-outer-banks-wild-horses-appear-fine-after-hurricane/ This photograph is from a windy day, through our lens, on #AssateagueIsland as the #wildponies huddled together to manage the winds. #EyeoftheStorm is available for sale with a percentage of proceeds benefitting efforts to save and #rescue wild horses. #keepthemfree #Keepthemwild #horsepower #backroad_visions #horselovers #wildlifephotography #cheval #pferde #horsesofinstagram #cavalli #caballo #wildhorsepc #artadvocacy #fineartphotography #shots_of_animals #horseworld #natgeowild #iamarliespeaks

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As #GrandparentsDay ends and we process the destruction of #HurricaneDorian, the #wildhorses of the #outerbanksnc provide a feel good story of survival. Their legacy is one of 500 years of survival.

Many of our grandparents have stories of survival and we are their legacy.

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Wednesday Wisdom

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Today, ponies swam from #AssateagueIsland to #ChincoteagueIsland for the annual #ponyswim auction. The event draws people from around the world. The ponies, unsold at tomorrow's auction, will return to the wild on Friday. I hope this filly, a rare foal, is not included in the #ponyswim. They only return the adults unsold. This filly is beautiful and independent. She enjoyed a bit of a rockstar status as the first foal born in quite some time. On Assateague Island, mares are darted for birth control. I named her Miss Independent because she embraced and expressed her self and freedom. https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/life/2019/07/24/pony-swim-2019-chicoteague-island-assateague/1812434001/ "We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne." #MarcusAurelius #Keepthemfree #Keepthemwild #poniesofinstagram #beach #wildlifephotography #horses #horsesofinstagram #horsepower #pferde #cavalli #caballo #cheval #wildhorsepc #wildhorses #ocean #wednesdaywisdom #quotestagram #iamarliespeaks #raw_horses

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#MarcusAurelius #Keepthemfree #Keepthemwild #poniesofinstagram #beach #wildlifephotography #horses #horsesofinstagram #horsepower #pferde #cavalli #caballo #cheval #wildhorsepc #wildhorses #ocean #wednesdaywisdom #quotestagram #iamarliespeaks #raw_horses #AssateagueIsland #ChincoteagueIsland #ponyswim

Fearless…

#fearless #freedom #horsepower #fineart #fineartphotography #horses #naturephotography #horsesofinstagram #backroad_visions #pferde #caballos #cavalli #cheval #raw_horses #raiseyourvibration #iamarliespeaks #horselovers #saltriverhorses #wildmustangs #wildlifephotography #wildhorsepc #inspirationalquotes #quotestagram #AungSanSuuKyi