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Photographer Carol Walker has been taking pictures of horses for over a decade, focusing in recent years on the wild horses that have long been a symbol of the American frontier. Here, she tells the story of how these animals have come under threat - and how she rescued three wild horse orphans from an uncertain fate.

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Photographer Carol Walker with her adopted wild horses / mustangs Claro, Cremosso and Mica, rounded up from the McCullough Peak herd and Adobe Town Herd in Wyoming. Resting in their corral, Colorado,... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Photographer Carol Walker with her adopted wild horses / mustangs Claro, Cremosso and Mica, rounded up from the McCullough Peak herd and Adobe Town Herd in Wyoming. Resting in their corral, Colorado,...
Wild horses / Mustangs, stallion, mares and foals during round up with helicopter, Antelope Hills Herd Area, Wyoming, USA, October 2011 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Wild horses / Mustangs, stallion, mares and foals during round up with helicopter, Antelope Hills Herd Area, Wyoming, USA, October 2011
Wild horses / Mustangs, stallion, mares and foals during round up with helicopter, Antelope Hills Herd Area, Wyoming, USA, October 2011 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Wild horses / Mustangs, stallion, mares and foals during round up with helicopter, Antelope Hills Herd Area, Wyoming, USA, October 2011
Wild horses / Mustangs, group herded into corral by helicopter, Great Divide Basin, Wyoming, USA, October 2011 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Wild horses / Mustangs, group herded into corral by helicopter, Great Divide Basin, Wyoming, USA, October 2011
Mustangs / wild horses, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso interacting, one resting head on the other, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso interacting, one resting head on the other, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustangs / wild horses, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso interacting, mutual grooming, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso interacting, mutual grooming, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustang / wild horses, cremello colt foal Cremesso with grazing mare, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horses, cremello colt foal Cremesso with grazing mare, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2007
Mustangs / wild horses, cremello colt Cremosso with mare, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, cremello colt Cremosso with mare, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2007
Mustangs / wild horses, cremello foal Cremosso surrounded by mares, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, cremello foal Cremosso surrounded by mares, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2007
Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt foal Claro lying down, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt foal Claro lying down, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt foal Claro suckling, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt foal Claro suckling, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustang / wild horse, two cremello colt foals Cremesso and Claro playing, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, two cremello colt foals Cremesso and Claro playing, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt foal Cremesso interacting with yearling filly, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt foal Cremesso interacting with yearling filly, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustangs / wild horses, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso interacting, mutual grooming, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso interacting, mutual grooming, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustangs / wild horses, cremello colt Claro with mare, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, cremello colt Claro with mare, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, August 2007
Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt Claro, later adopted,  in thick winter coat, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, February 2008 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt Claro, later adopted, in thick winter coat, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, February 2008
Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt Claro, in thick winter coat, tasting the air, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, February 2008 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt Claro, in thick winter coat, tasting the air, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, February 2008
Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt Cremosso stretching, thick winter coat, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, February 2008 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt Cremosso stretching, thick winter coat, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, February 2008
Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt, Claro, later adopted, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2008 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt, Claro, later adopted, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2008
Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt, Claro later adopted, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2008 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, yearling cremello colt, Claro later adopted, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2008
Mustang / wild horses, two yearling cremello colts Claro and Cremesso playing with a bay, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2008 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horses, two yearling cremello colts Claro and Cremesso playing with a bay, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2008
Mustang / wild horses, two second year cremello colts Cremesso and Claro running with two bay colts (Cremosso and Claro, later to be adopted), McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horses, two second year cremello colts Cremesso and Claro running with two bay colts (Cremosso and Claro, later to be adopted), McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009
Mustang / wild horse, two year cremello colt Cremesso running, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, two year cremello colt Cremesso running, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009
Mustang / wild horses, second year cremello colt Cremesso, reacting to black colt, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horses, second year cremello colt Cremesso, reacting to black colt, McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009
Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt Cremosso, portrait, two years, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustang / wild horse, cremello colt Cremosso, portrait, two years, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009
Mustangs / wild horses, two year cremello colt Cremosso and young foal, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, two year cremello colt Cremosso and young foal, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009
Mustangs / wild horses, cremello colt Cremosso and foal interacting, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / wild horses, cremello colt Cremosso and foal interacting, McCullough Peaks herd, Wyoming, USA, June 2009
Wild Horses / mustangs, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso, McCullough Peaks Herd Area, northern Wyoming, USA, August 2009, later to be adopted by photographer - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Wild Horses / mustangs, two cremello colts Claro and Cremosso, McCullough Peaks Herd Area, northern Wyoming, USA, August 2009, later to be adopted by photographer
Helicopter used to round up Wild Horses / Mustangs in Sand Wash Herd Area, near Maybell, Colorado, USA - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Helicopter used to round up Wild Horses / Mustangs in Sand Wash Herd Area, near Maybell, Colorado, USA
Helicopter used to round up Wild Horses / Mustangs in Sand Wash Herd Area, near Maybell, Colorado, USA - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Helicopter used to round up Wild Horses / Mustangs in Sand Wash Herd Area, near Maybell, Colorado, USA
Mustangs / Wild horses running from helicopter at round-up, Sand Wash Herd Area, near Maybell, Colorado, USA - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Mustangs / Wild horses running from helicopter at round-up, Sand Wash Herd Area, near Maybell, Colorado, USA
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, being transported to new home, April 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, being transported to new home, April 2010
Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, waiting to be transported to new home, April 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, waiting to be transported to new home, April 2010
Two third year male cremello Wild horse / mustang colts Cremello and Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, and put up for adoption, waiting to be transported to new home... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Two third year male cremello Wild horse / mustang colts Cremello and Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, and put up for adoption, waiting to be transported to new home...
Claro and Cremesso, two third year male cremello Wild horse / mustang colts that had been rounded up from the McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, and put up for adoption, on their new ranch in Colorado, US... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Claro and Cremesso, two third year male cremello Wild horse / mustang colts that had been rounded up from the McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, and put up for adoption, on their new ranch in Colorado, US...
Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, in yard, May 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, in yard, May 2010
Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, in yard, May 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, in yard, May 2010
Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, in yard, June 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, in yard, June 2010
Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, running in paddock, Colorado, USA, July 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, running in paddock, Colorado, USA, July 2010
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scott training horse to accept colours, Colorado, USA, July... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scott training horse to accept colours, Colorado, USA, July...
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, with trainer Rich Scott, learning to be handled, July 2010, model released - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, with trainer Rich Scott, learning to be handled, July 2010, model released
Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, with trainer Rich Scott, learning to be handled, July 20... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Two young male cremello Wild horses / mustangs Claro and Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, with trainer Rich Scott, learning to be handled, July 20...
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scottteaching horse to lift front leg, Colorado, USA, July... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scottteaching horse to lift front leg, Colorado, USA, July...
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, with trainer Rich Scott, learning to be handled, July 2010, model released - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, with trainer Rich Scott, learning to be handled, July 2010, model released
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scott teaching it to be handled in paddock, July 2010, model r... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scott teaching it to be handled in paddock, July 2010, model r...
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scott leading horse, Colorado, USA, July 2010, model releas... - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Cremosso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, trainer Rich Scott leading horse, Colorado, USA, July 2010, model releas...
Third year male cremello Wild horse / mustang colt Cremesso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, and put up for adoption, at new home in Colorado, USA, July 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Third year male cremello Wild horse / mustang colt Cremesso that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd, Wyoming, and put up for adoption, at new home in Colorado, USA, July 2010
Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, portrait, July 2010 - Carol Walker
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Carol Walker / Young male cremello Wild horse / mustang Claro that had been rounded up from a McCullough Peak herd and put up for adoption, portrait, July 2010
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