18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Dark Horse

Feeling Spring on the Horizon, a horse kicks up it's hooves as the sun sets upon the Gallatin Valley in Montana. The Tobacco Root mountains stand in the West, where ranching has long been a part of the American Experience. Horses, who generally are friendly, are interested in making your acquaintance. They will cautiously sniff your hand, and if they deem you worthy, will allow you to stroke their neck and scratch their chin. Afterwards, they may kick up dust for fun, and to display their high spirits. Horses have been vital to the development of Indigenous nations and immigrants alike. After all, America runs on horsepower.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Bozeman, Montana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Alexander Newby