|Photo courtesy: Tony Johnson (Gabriele Moritz and Aragon)|
This was a day filled with presentations and orators, riders and demos, art, photography and just plain good colorado weather. The Northern Colorado Mustang Riders performed and several inspiring speakers gave their best to spellbind the crowd.
|Craig Downer (photo:Tony Johnson)|
Craig Downer presented his book "THE WILD HORSE CONSPIRACY" and explained his concept of "RESERVE DESIGN" in self stabilizing WILD horse herds. He also put to an end the ever so tiresome dispute about the "Nativity" of the WILD HORSE in the North American Continent. Having ORIGINATED here thousands of years ago, there is not another place in the world, that can claim the origin of the horse other than NORTH AMERICA. He spoke about the importance of the post gastric digestive system of the horse and its other related species in regard to reseeding and revitalizing the lands (as opposed to the ruminant digestive system that acts as mere fertilizer) and also commented on the jaw and tooth structure of the horse having incisors and therefore being more selective in its grazing....plausible examples to make us more familiar and comfortable with the constant battle of the arguments.
|NORTHERN COLORADO MUSTANG RIDERS (photo Tony Johnson)|
Thank you Medicine Horse