Latest Instagram Photos

Subscribe with Bloglines

Terri Farley
HomeBooksThe AuthorConnectEducationWild Horses


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wild Horse Tourism Stars on Bucket Lists

Wild Horses: Spirit of the West

Photographer Mark Terrell with Kim Matthews, Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Thousands of people rank "seeing wild horses running free" #1 on their Bucket Lists.

Susie Alexander with her "Endangered Spirits" mural

That's why Wild horse tourism has been envisioned by many who see it as a way to save the West's mustangs.    
Last year, when Nevada's wild horses were trucked to slaughter sales, Bonnie Matton of Wild Horse Preservation League grew tired of waiting.  
A former dude ranch owner, Matton knew the thrill-power of horses and her enthusiasm was contagious. 
Soon, Reno-Tahoe Airport's marketing coordinator, Kim Matthews was fired up with the idea of wild horses in the airport. Next, writers, artists and historians contributed ideas and Wild Horses: Spirit of the West was born.
The exhibit of words and art depicting Nevada's mustangs launched DepARTures, an oasis in one of the country's busiest airports.

Dorothy Nylen, Wild Horse Preservation League president, praises stamina of wild horse advocates
Author Terri Farley can't stop talking about mustangs

Lacy J. Dalton and Willis Lamm sing LET 'EM RUN
Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki attended the opening of Wild Horses: Spirit of the West with his daughter Kate. Kate Krolicki lead the children's campaign to put wild horses on Nevada's state quarter.

New DepARTures Gallery features Phantom Stallion (HarperCollins) book cover art by Greg Call

"Wild Horses: Spirit of the West" is on display until August. 

Labels: , ,

Permalink to this blog post

Posted by Terri Farley @ 11:02 PM

Bookmark and Share

Comments: Fantastic and inspiring event and photographs.

Seeing our own USA wild horses is on my bucket list too. What can we do to make it happen?

I have loved horses and wild horses since I was tiny.

In Canadian on a pack trip through the Burnt Wilderness, my mate and I saw a band of wild horses. The stallions make huge pyramids of dung to warn other animals and humans. As the band of all bay colored ran straight at us, our trail horses happily turned and left.

Keep up the fantastic work you do.
  Post a Comment