Kyle Carpenter - Medal of Honor recipient.
In 2010, he covered a live grenade with his body, saving a fellow Marine’s life. I photograph celebrities all the time but it’s these people that catch my attention and get my respect.
You always reblog Kyle Carpenter….always
Pregnant mare, summer 2010
the mares live out on the breeding farm, largely unsupervised. they give birth unaided and raise their foals in a herd. when the foals are of weaning age, we move them to a different pasture on the farm, where the young horses under the age of 3 live with a few older horses who are maybe taking a break from training. then, in the summer, the young stock is released into the mountains. Iceland has no predators, so this is not dangerous. they can go wherever they want, the mountains are too steep for fencing, so they mingle with other herds and flocks of sheep, and in the fall there is a big roundup where the farmers separate their horses and drive them back to their own farms :) the horses stick together, and it is very, very rare that a horse would die in the mountains - although not impossible. by going to the mountains and learning from the older horses, the young horses learn how to find natural shelter in the terrain (no trees in iceland), how to find and cross water, how to socialize, and they gain a lot of muscle and can eat as much rich grass as they want. this is how the horses get big, strong, and smart :)