Guest Submission by Carl Mrozek
Dear Mustang Lovers,
As the first bona fide Triple Crown contender in a decade, California Chrome, garnered more press for horses than any other in years. Had he won the Belmont Stakes last Saturday, the media coverage would have continued for weeks, and also in future years during the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Nevertheless, California Chrome did succeed in focusing the media’s fickle attention on horses, even if it was only for a few weeks.
One media opening Chrome created was on the CBS Sunday Morning program, the day after the “Big Race”, which featured a band of wild horses that I filmed in SW Nevada, near the California border. Although great to watch, unfortunately with the weekly Nature Segment there is no opportunity to tell a detailed story since the nature segment has no narration and is “all natural” by design. As we all know from watching the Story of Cloud, and other wild horse herds, there is always life and death drama on the range and plenty of horse tales worth recounting. Perhaps I’ll have a chance to share some of those in the future.
For now as per the palominos & more of the Red Rock Canyon herd, anyone can post pertinent detailed comments on the CBS News website (after creating an account) to generate a public discourse and hopefully to convince CBS News that there are many more wild horse and burro tales worth reporting than the track record of one particular thoroughbred.
Please enjoy a few minutes with this palomino-dominated band of wild horses that I’ve gotten to know and photograph for more than 5 years … Then please give CBS Sunday Morning and their viewers some thoughts to ponder at:
Some prior wild horse segments that I filmed for CBS include:
And some other recent wild equine stories by CBS News include:
Thanks for your interest and concern.