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Dimensions1750 x 2763
Original file size2.23 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken29-Sep-13 09:34
Date modified2-Oct-13 08:59
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark III
Focal length840 mm
Max lens aperturef/5.7
Exposure1/500 at f/9
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 500
Metering modePattern
_MG_0153 Half Moon

_MG_0153 Half Moon

A Yearling Florida Heritage Horse also known as the Cracker Horse and more accurately - one of our famous Florida Wild Spanish Horses. Traceable to the original horses brought here by the conquistadors around 1545!

Revered by many. attraction to visitors, and the unique herd destroyed by neutering by the Florida Dark Service { so named for their secrecy well beyond their mission! ]

The "Dark Service Livestock Plan" calls for removal of all but 10-30 animals and gelding of the herd.

Why?
Lest they create an incident of adverse publicity that reflects on the Dark Service Bureaucracy!

The inconvenient truth:: Thne herd has been reduced from 55 to 60 horses to "around 30" according to David Jowers Park "Manager" { that we all agree is an otherwise "nice guy." }

Can you imagine the folks that preserved and promoted the Assateague Ponies "removing" the herd rather than make them into the world-wide attraction that they are today!!

http://www.assateagueisland.com/wildlife/pony.htm


They have shown how to manage the herd and a simple phone call could bring the Wild Spanish Horses to the forefront and add to the reasons for Eco-tourism to Gainesville!!

But that would bring people { and jobs! } Yeah! How about that ---- Great Idea!!!!