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Design 427 Salt River Horses

I live in Arizona USA, about 20 minutes from the Salt River which flows through the Sonoran Desert. There is a group of wild horses, known as the Salt River Horses. They are free-roaming horses protected by law on federal lands. These horses are thought to be the descendants of herds left behind by a Spanish Missionary (Father Eusebio Keno) in 1687. Unfortunately, in the 1850’s many wild horses were shot, poisoned and killed because they competed for the grasslands with cattle on area ranches throughout the west. Even into the 1920’s, the 500,000 wild horses in Arizona were considered useless and destined for slaughterhouses by the thousands. Today, there are less than 500 in the entire state. These much beloved horses have the support of millions of Arizonans who step up to protect them when they are threatened. I have seen them several times when I went to the Salt River with my dogs. They are so special and so beautiful to watch. My design is a cabin on the Salt River where you can see the herd pass by in the coolness of early morning and sunset. 

  • darkknight
    5 months ago
    darkknight

    Great!

  • janip
    5 months ago
    janip

    Stunning!

  • Carl Grimes
    5 months ago
    Carl Grimes

    Fantastic and wonderful details!

  • shahr
    5 months ago
    shahr

    Gorgeously done, Daisy! Horses have always been one of my favorite animals, and coupled with your style I would love to live in that cabin <333

  • Daisy320
    5 months ago
    Daisy320

    Thank you so much everyone. Ellie665, when I saw the contest for a room themed around horses, I immediately thought of the Salt River Horses, which I have seen many times as they cool themselves in the Salt River. They are simply stunning. Thank you.

  • Ellie665
    5 months ago
    Ellie665

    This amazing and I absolutely love the back story. I am a horse lover myself and I looove a lot of the horse rooms, but this is one is by far my favorite.  Honestly, it makes a room that much more interesting if it has a backstory. Great Job!!! Daisy320!!!

  • ZsuzsannaCs
    5 months ago
    ZsuzsannaCs

    I knew as I looked at that this is your design! Beautiful like always!

  • Ida Dzanovic
    5 months ago
    Ida Dzanovic

    Great! <3 

  • Mum Dali
    5 months ago
    Mum Dali

    I love the room and the heartwarming story about these wonderful horses. <3

  • Daisy320
    5 months ago
    Daisy320

    The photos are also of the Salt River Horses. You can find out more at https://saltriverwildhorsemanagementgroup.org/. 

  • lydiaenderlebell
    5 months ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Absolutely love the rusticity of your room, which is soo appropriate for a horse lover. Love the warmth and country atmosphere!!!

  • Daisy320
    5 months ago
    Daisy320

    The scenery is actually from the Salt River, Arizona. 

  • Daisy320
    5 months ago
    Daisy320

    I live in Arizona USA, about 20 minutes from the Salt River which flows through the Sonoran Desert. There is a group of wild horses, known as the Salt River Horses. They are free-roaming horses protected by law on federal lands. These horses are thought to be the descendants of herds left behind by a Spanish Missionary (Father Eusebio Keno) in 1687. Unfortunately, in the 1850’s many wild horses were shot, poisoned and killed because they competed for the grasslands with cattle on area ranches throughout the west. 

  • Daisy320
    5 months ago
    Daisy320

    Even into the 1920’s, the 500,000 wild horses in Arizona were considered useless and destined for slaughterhouses by the thousands. Today, there are less than 500 in the entire state. These much beloved horses have the support of millions of Arizonans who step up to protect them when they are threatened. I have seen them several times when I went to the Salt River with my dogs. They are so special and so beautiful to watch. My design is a cabin on the Salt River where you can see the herd pass by in the coolness of early morning and sunset.