Simone Netherlands, spokesperson for the Salt River Wild Horses had been asking me to come and photograph the wild horses. I finally made it down to Mesa Arizona in Spring 2016-just a few months ago. I was enamored by the Salt River Wild Horses so much that I dedicated an entire collection on my web site to them and a 2017 photo calendar. This is about the story after that, the giving back to the Salt River Wild Horses in a way that helps pay for the animals that have been injured or the foals that have been abandoned. Sadly, they lost another foal last night! There are vet bills, nutritional supplements, various tack items when they have to be cared for, bedding supplies, fly spray because it’s Arizona and all of the things that come up when you least expect it that cause one to become creative in how to raise funds for those things. Well like a run on sentence, the list can get quite lengthy for certain. I am about 2 hours away from the area in Mesa, Arizona where the Salt River Horses live. I also run two businesses, so I have no time to volunteer for this great organization. This is a way for me to help them with donations…
Professional Horse photographer donates ten percent of sales to help Arizona’s Salt River Wild horses.
I decided that I would donate 10% of my proceeds from the Salt River Wild Horse collection offered here on my website to the Salt River Wild Horse fund. I am only offering that 10% donation from the sales made right here on my website, without a middle man like an art gallery getting a portion. I want you to help me to donate to the Salt River Wild Horses. Of course, I would love it if you sent cash donations directly to them to help with their funding but if you are looking to have something in exchange to hang on your walls and also get them money, then here’s a way.
Joining funding campaigns for Salt River Wild Horses and a professional horse photographer.
If you have over one hundred people who want to help and I have over one hundred people who want to help, how do we get them to tell all their friends about how to help on a regular basis without being a pest? Start a social media campaign about it! Lots of people are talking about a lot of things on the internet, so when you get some that keep talking about the same thing long enough to really build up some momentum in the direction they are going then you have a tide of information and enthusiasm that changes the outcome. I decided to reiterate my offer of 10% of my proceeds from my Salt River Wild Horse collection so that they might garner more traction in raising awareness towards the fundraising efforts. So if you are reading this – donate some money – either by buying a print or canvas with a wild horse photo on it. If you have no room on your walls, you can order a shower curtain, throw pillow, duvet cover or serving tray- or even just going here to make a direct monetary donation. Or stock up on 2017 calendars with 12 full color photographs of the Salt River Wild Horses- they will be great Christmas gifts. It’s for a great cause – horses! I figure that is what brought you here in the first place. Thank you for promoting this and getting the word out as well as for your dollars to purchase what we need to help the herd in emergency situations. Simone and the volunteers – and the Salt River Wild Horses thank you too! Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too!
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at Arts Prescott Gallery, in Arizona.