Wild Horses Monument


April 28th, 2012

Atop a hill near Vantage in Eastern Washington stands the Wild Horses Monument (entitled “Grandfather cuts loose the ponies!“). The 15 life-sized steel horses were placed there in 1989 to celebrate the centennial of Washington state and were created by artist David Govedare. They make for quite an impressive sight in a very scenic location.

On the Yakama Indian Reservation much further to the south of here there are over 6,000 wild horses roaming free!

Wild Horses Monument Vantage Washington

Wild Horses Monument Vantage Washington

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Grandfather cuts loose the ponies wild horses monument vantage WA USA

Grandfather cuts loose the ponies

Wild Horses Monument

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. WOW. Goodness. Gracious! Thank you, Deano!! The wild horses are amazing. What fantastical sculptures. Beautiful photographs! I love each shot. The horses so darn real, eh? They really look like their prancing and dancing. And the sky is so blue. Lovely series!! Theadora (And thanks for including info on the artist.)

    1. Deano says:

      Thanks Theadora. Pretty cool place, and from down below it really does look like real horses up there. Just a shame people have to put graffiti on them!

  2. SammyDee says:

    Love these. 🙂 Great find Deano.

    1. Deano says:

      Great place out there

  3. Oops. Typo alert: They really look like they’re prancing and dancing.Scratch the “their.” Apologies!! It’s been a long week, Theadora (I’ve been spreading the word about the monument. Lovely!)

    1. Deano says:

      Ha thanks, no problem. Been a long week for me too!

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