wild horses of the world

In the spotlight

A friend recently told me about an amazing mobile art project titled ‘Wild Horses of Sable Island‘. She was fortunate to see the exhibition in the flesh which she described as breath-taking.

Even through a blinking computer screen the black and white, emotive images of these powerful and resourceful equines and the touching video spoke to me. So I thought I would share it with you all. Photographer Roberto Dutesco has been capturing images of these wild horses who live on Sable Island, which is located 200km south-east of Nova Scotia in the Atlantic Ocean, since 1994. Sable Island is known as the graveyard of the Atlantic and is the site of over 475 shipwrecks since the early seventeenth century.

There is approximately 400 feral horses that inhabit Sable Island and are the only mammals to live free from human interference, with no predators and no fear.

There is something truly captivating and unruly about watching wild horses who have never had a saddle on their back, a bit in their mouth, their tangled manes blowing in the arctic winds. I love the freedom and wildness that flows through their veins and photographer Roberto has captured this beautifully through his images.

“Beauty has the power to inspire, to teach and to drive action. ”

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/6541589 w=400&h=300]

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