Photo by Tasneem Alsultan @tasneemalsultan | Muhammad, a groom from Sudan, has been in Saudi Arabia for the past three years. Each day he tends to his horse at dawn and sunset, to prepare for the Riyadh race track. #riyadh #saudiarabia #horse #groom
Photo by Maddie McGarvey @maddiemcgarvey | Driving around western Oklahoma, I came across these cowboys working on their ranch at sunset. I slammed on the brakes and asked if I could photograph them. They were nice enough to let me. Sometimes the best photographs happen when you let yourself aimlessly explore. For more views from around the country, follow me @maddiemcgarvey. #oklahoma #ranch #lasso #horse
Photo by William Albert Allard @williamalbertallard | Buckaroos drive a herd of cattle on the Quarter Circle A ranch in northeastern Nevada. All the locals referred to the ranch as the Circle A, dropping the part that more accurately described the brand. Instead of a full circle around the letter A, the brand burned into the hips of those white-faced Herefords had just a crescent, or a quarter of a circle, burned over the A. I remember the drive taking two or three days, and we stayed in several line camps scattered out over an awful lot of country. In those days, I was carrying my own saddle much of the time. I was not then nor now a horseman, but I could stay on and work off a decent, well-mannered horse. It’s really hard to do good work while photographing off a horse, to get into the position one might want. But it was the best way by far to get close to my subject, and I enjoyed it. And the cowboys and buckaroos respected the fact I tried. For more images of the American West and other assignments spanning a five-decade career follow me @williamalbertallard.
#cowboy #west #cattledrive #cattle #horse