Last Day of WorkOne of the older horses walking into the barnyard.
This photo, "Last Day of Work", was taken on the same morning as "Blue Morning". The horse in the foreground is an older horse who was retired from the working herd shortly after this photo was taken. Now do not become saddened by this. At the Hunewill Ranch we do not put the horse down once he is too old to work. The feeling is that the horse worked hard for the ranch and deserves a nice retirement. Retired horses are put in a separate field from the rest of the working horses, thus they do not have to compete for their food or territory. The retired horses are free to graze, sleep, run...act like horses. As the wranglers ride near or in the field we keep an eye on them for any health problems or injuries. They live a good life both in the working herd and in retirement. This photo has the brilliant colors of the golden sunrise coming up in the foreground, lighting up the dust created by the faster horses running in.