Wild Horse Round Up in Cold Creek

I drove 4,000 miles to the American southwest to photograph one of the ultimate symbols of freedom: the wild horse. On Wednesday morning, I was in the desert in Cold Creek Nevada~ filled with joy, photographing gorgeous wild horse families. Only hours later, the gov't announced an immediate roundup of all 200 Cold Creek wild horses. They had decided that the horses were destroying the rangeland and they don't have enough forage. Within 24 hours, these wild horse families were being trapped, separated, stripped of freedom, packed into trailers and shipped to holding facilities. The gov't spin was that the horses were 'starving', and this was 'for their own good'. My photos tell another story. It is so heart-wrenching to know that these are some of the last photos of the Cold Creek horses living wild and free. This is the news story: http://www.lasvegasnow.com/…/cold-creek-resident…/1170937456