Equine photographers are a special breed of photographer. To capture the essence and beauty of wild horses is not something that can be done on the fly. ~ HfH
From: Fox13 Salt Lake City
By: Todd Tanner
Kelly Jay is a photographer like no other. You’ll see that in her photos, and in the video accompanying this story you’ll get a glimpse of how she does what she does. But then again, it’s just a glimpse.
I was fortunate enough to be her tag-a-long on just one of many days she’s spent journeying into the desert. It started out with a ride in her Jeep. She blasted something called “Texas Country” through the speakers as we made our way south and west from Tooele, for many, many miles.
Kelly says she first learned of the wild horses from her boss at Dugway Proving Ground, a U.S. Army installation, where she works as a paramedic. She says she was “dumbfounded” the first time she saw them, nine years ago. A claim I’m quick to believe since she was still in awe the day I rode along, and frankly, I was too. I’ve seen a thousands of horses on hundreds of farms, but this was my first close encounter with wild horses. They’re so unlike domesticated horses. Not better or worse, but they seem somehow like entirely different creatures.