A horse loves freedom, and the weariest old work horse will roll on the ground or break into a lumbering gallop when he is turned loose into the open.
“We as humans have always had an Illusory Superior attitude toward animals. Perhaps due to our weaponry more devastating, or much of the Wild Horses, for this example, are not in tune with what we, as a separate species, can reconcile about their actions. Their Balance with Nature is and remains very much contrary to our precisely Lack of Balance with Nature.
We, oddly, see them as in-need of our support for their very life; and, we automatically assume this non-reality idea also includes our ability to take their life whenever we want – our assumption of being superior to them and all.
Well, reality at the Door of Perception knocks, and the human species is again in Opposition with Nature; whether our arrogantly placed ignorance is definable within our individual mind-set or not – going quite beyond the Doors of Perception and directly into reality – we have become in direct opposition, in total, with nature, and too ignorantly-arrogant to admit it as a society.
We assume the wild horses should simply be with us – ironically, in our mind set and so we think, these wild horses want to become domesticated because they know we will save them. Yes, I know, what I am saying quite obvious up to this point, and how ludicrous our mind-sets have become, within the context of superiority and its very illusory elements, and the superiority is built on nothing more than subjective reasoning, ego, narcissism, or complete rejection of Nature and our environment being superior to us. Oddly, we do not acknowledge, as a society, that without Nature and a healthy environment – cohabitation – we simply will not survive as a species on this planet.
The Reality? Wild Horses are born into this world without humans – and their percentages, per capita, of survival are far greater than our percentages upon birth in our world – even with all of our apparent technology.
Their Balance with Nature and this earth much superior to ours. But these Wild Horses also come from a long line of “humanless” ancestors – and a void was developed, actually no humans at all within their universal landscape, and from long ago. Not only did they survive well, but quite prosperous and lived good live-spans, healthy, and without any of the problems we, as a human species, confront daily . . .
The truth of this reality is the fact they do not need humans; in truth, no wildlife does; nor, have they ever needed humans for their survival. So the need for them to come to us, for survival, has never, ever been any part of their life – compared to the attempts to avoid us most often – or simply go about their life in the wilderness without even thinking of humans at all.” — John Cox, In The Cascades
March 22, 2016 at 5:17 pm
Certainly our wildlife – including wild horses & burros – could exist much better without humans. But what kind of world would it be without wildlife?
March 22, 2016 at 8:44 pm
I believe I have posted this before but here it is again because it seems to echo your insight.
Thank you John.
“We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate for having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein do we err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with the extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings: they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.”
― Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
March 22, 2016 at 8:50 pm
GG have read this before – the true definition of wildlife is Other Nations. And they should be treated as such – not “managed” by humans – who are doing an absolutely devastating job of it!