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Celebrating Animals

Readers submit their best photos to All Animals

All Animals magazine, September/October 2013

I’ve loved horses ever since I was little. My parents couldn’t afford riding lessons, so when my daughter was about 10, I finally took lessons with her. I loved it—I actually cried when we got up to cantering. It touched me so deeply to be on this huge animal racing across the field.

Photo submitted by Marcia Hofman

I’m retired now, and two Septembers ago, my husband and I traveled across the country to tour national parks and memorials, including Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Memorial. The highlight was a trip to Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary near Hot Springs, S.D.

The guide drove us through open fields in an old half-sized school bus, stopping at caves with petroglyphs, Native American ceremonial sites, and locations where scenes from Hidalgo and Crazy Horse were filmed. But best of all were the horses. There were no halters or bridles, just these beautiful mustangs living wild and free.

Marcia Hofman, Damascus, Maryland

Do you have an inspiring photo of a favorite pet or wild animal?

Submit your inspiring photo to us for possible publication in All Animals or on our website, along with an explanation of 250 words or fewer about why it's meaningful to you.

Submitted photos should be at least 300 dpi at a size of 8" by 10" and at least 2MB. (You may also send hard copy submissions to All Animals—Your Best Shot, The HSUS, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037. Hard copies cannot be returned.)

Questions? Email allanimals@humanesociety.org.

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