I began creating these photographs during my year volunteering at Point Reyes National Seashore’s Morgan Horse Ranch. The ranch used to breed and train horses for ranger patrol and supplied many horses to our National Parks across the country. These horses were living history at the Seashore, their last horse from this heritage was born at the ranch in 1999 as the breeding program was no longer needed. Only a few horses remained during my time at the ranch, and almost all have passed since I photographed this work. These images document the last of their legacy at the Seashore, one that many do not know.
Each afternoon I would end my shift by photographing the horses and roaming the coast at sunset. My work shares an intimate view of the horses I cared for along with my exploration of the vast National Seashore they reside amongst. Home to many animals and cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves many stories throughout its history. This is my story.