Wild Horse Photos
by Frank Staub




Imagine a herd of wild horses, kicking up dust as they thunder across an open plain. It's a classic symbol of the old American West. And it’s a scene we can enjoy today. Wild horses still run free on public lands in many western states. Some also wander freely on private sanctuaries set aside for their protection.

On the east coast, wild horses roam the beaches, marshes, and forests on several barrier islands. Most of these seashore horses are short enough to be called ponies. A small population of wild ponies also lives on Mount Rogers, Virginia.

In addition, wild burros or donkeys survive in the deserts of Arizona, California, and Nevada, as well as on the dry grasslands of Custer State Park, South Dakota.


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Free Roaming Wild Horses

Wild Horses on Sanctuaries

Wild Horse Gathers

Wild Burros

Wild Seashore Ponies

Wild Ponies of Mount Rogers


About Frank Staub

Frank Staub is a free-lance photographer and writer specializing in nature, foreign cultures, and adventure sports. His credits include a detailed guidebook to the Upper Arkansas River in Colorado and 33 children’s books on subjects ranging from manatees to mountain goats and Yucatan to the Yellowstone fires, as well as wild horses. Frank’s books have received eight national awards. His photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications and he has authored numerous magazine articles and audiovisual productions.

Frank holds a B.S in biology from Muhlenberg College, an M.S in zoology from the University of Rhode Island, and has worked as a whitewater river guide, truck driver, railroad track laborer, veterinary assistant, and high school science teacher. He currently lives in Tucson, Arizona where he is building an off-the-grid strawbale house with solar electricity, passive solar heating, solar hot water, composting toilet, and rainwater harvesting for all the home's water needs. Frank spends his free time bicycling, hiking, diving, and sea kayaking.