Wild Horse Videos

March 11, 2010

Folks have suggested that I post all my videos that I’ve created (to date) in one entry. I thought it might be a good idea. Most of these are “clips” from my full length DVDs, but a couple are stand alone videos.

I created these videos (and my DVDs) in an effort to bring the beauty and wonder of the wild horses into people’s living rooms. People who might not otherwise know about the wild horses or have the opportunity to see them for themselves. The more people made aware of these incredible horses, the better. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to share…

Many thanks to my friend Mary Ann Kennedy for allowing me to use her powerfully moving song, “My Home” available at www.MaryAnnKennedy.com

This is the opening clip from my second DVD, “Our Wild Horses II” featuring the incredible music from “The Man From Snowy River” movie soundtrack created by Australia’s famous composer, Bruce Rowland.

Another clip from my “Our Wild Horses II” DVD. Music composed by the very talented Jimmy Gelhaar.

Music again provided by Jimmy Gelhaar.

A video clip from my first DVD, “Our Wild Horses” featuring the song, “Hooves of the Horses” by Wylie and the Wild West.

My full length DVDs are available via my website with complete details and reviews: http://www.nickolesphotography.com/p659617901

Wild Horse DVDs

December 10, 2009

Just a reminder that these DVDs make great gifts and were created in an effort to bring much needed awareness to people who have never seen or don’t even realize that wild horses still exist (at least for now). The DVDs are available individually or as a set with special pricing through my website:

“Our Wild Horses II” (my second DVD) is also available through the equestrian catalog, “Back in the Saddle.”

These DVDs portray the beauty of our magnificent wild horses in their wild homes accompanied by some very moving and powerful musical selections. The second DVD also comes with a reference booklet that provides any information known about the horses in each photo (location, name, etc).

“Our Wild Horses” is $19.95 plus $2.75 shipping (up to 2 DVDs)
“Our Wild Horses II” is $29.95 plus $2.75 shipping (up to 2 DVDs)
The set of both DVDs is $44.95 plus $2.75 shipping per set

Anyone that already has one or both of these DVDs, please feel free to share your own thoughts (in the comments section) about the DVD(s) that might help explain them more fully to the people who may be interested in knowing more. Thanks so much!

The Stallion and the Foal

This is a photo of the then bachelor stallion Chaco and an abandoned filly, Little Medicine from the McCullough Peaks HMA. This image was taken in April, 2008. The full story and series of dramatic pictures from this unusual association can be found on my website: http://www.nickolesphotography.com/Images/Stallion-Foal/index.htm

There is also a YouTube video which is a clip from my “Our Wild Horses II” DVD. (The clip is not representative of the quality of the actual DVD).

(Photos are for viewing purposes only. Images are copyright protected and owned solely by Pam Nickoles Photography. No reproduction permitted. Feel free to share the link, not the images.)

Fundraiser for the Wild Horses

September 22, 2009

It’s not much, but it’s what I can do to help…

Through October 15th, 2009 (excluding wholesale orders), $10.00 from sales of either of my Wild Horse DVD’s (or $20.00 from the sale of a set) will be donated to The Cloud Foundation’s Freedom Fund. I believe that the increased awareness and momentum we are currently experiencing at the expense of the Pryor Mountain wild horses (and all of the horses and burros that have lost their freedom) will come to benefit all of our wild horses still left in the wild (and hopefully, those in holding). That is my dream.

“Our Wild Horses” is $19.95 plus tax (if in Colorado) and “Our Wild Horses II” is 29.95 plus tax (if applicable) and shipping.

The discounted price for the set of both DVDs is $44.95 plus tax and shipping. Full descriptions of each DVD (with reviews and short video clips) are posted on my website.

These DVDs feature wild horses from many different areas including the Pryor Mountains. There are no graphic images. These DVDs were made in an effort to highlight the horses in all their wild beauty.

Please go here to order: http://www.nickolesphotography.com/HTML/cardsdvd.htm
(For pesky tax and record keeping purposes, please note that your purchase is for “TCF Freedom Fund“)

A list of purchasers/contributors will accompany any check I write to The Cloud Foundation.



Related story: https://nickolesphotography.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/a-proud-moment/

I hope to have the next post about our 2nd day at the Pryor Mountain Roundup completed in the next day or two. I wasn’t prepared for how hard it would be to go through the images and have to relive the experience…

A Proud Moment

March 14, 2009

I’d never been a huge fan of instrumental music, but from the first time I saw the movie, “The Man From Snowy River” and heard the soundtrack, I discovered the exception. Bruce Rowland’s music was so moving that I found myself listening to the songs over and over through the years. First I had the cassette, then the CD, then the ITunes versions of the songs. I just loved the music. When I started going out to the wild horse ranges, it was “The Man From Snowy River” soundtrack that was playing as I searched the landscape for signs of the wild ones. And it was on one of these trips that I contemplated the idea of creating a DVD that showcased the beauty of the wild horses through my images along with the perfect music – Bruce Rowland’s powerful compositions. I loved the idea, but it turned out to be a tall order.

I’ll spare you the details and difficulties of licensing music. Suffice it to say, I hit roadblocks with the music/movie companies and spent months writing letters and e-mails in an effort to get things done legally. It was my goal to sell the DVD once it was made and be able to offer it as a fundraising tool as well as donating some of the sale proceeds to several wild horse organizations that I have a personal connection with. It’s no wonder there are agents that do nothing but license music for events, movies, etc. It was frustrating! In fact, I almost gave up. But, family members and friends believed in the project and kept nudging me on – and it had become such a dream to me personally. I wanted to see it through, so I actually reached out to Bruce Rowland himself as a last ditch effort. It was Bruce who finally got the ball really rolling for me. The man is not only very famous and talented, he’s down-to-earth and approachable. I couldn’t believe he took the time to respond, provided me names and numbers and even got his agents in Australia to contact me (for some additional compositions not related to the movie that I used). So, after almost a year of trying, I managed to get the music licensed – my project was on. I was so excited!! I had also acquired the awesome talents of 3 other musicians for the project and together, I believe we created something special to honor the wild horses.

Of course, after what he’d done to help and the fact that he’s a horse person himself, it was really important to me that Mr. Rowland liked how I used his wonderful compositions. Once the DVD was finished, I sent him a copy and waited to hear back. Printed with permission, the note below is what he sent me:

“Hi Pam — I loved it! I particularly loved what you did with the photos during ‘’Cattle Drive” – it just worked perfectly. In fact, I also think that the multiple composer approach worked seamlessly & the different styles complemented each other beautifully! But enough about the music. You have taken some absolutely stunning photographs in some absolutely stunning locations. I’m sure it’s taken days if not weeks or months of photography and you’ve achieved an absolutely stunning result. I’m very proud that you asked me to be part of it and I want to thank you for asking me to be involved. I think that what you have achieved is probably the best photographs of their kind ever taken. I think your work is magnificent! Bravo.”
-Bruce Rowland

His note made me cry and it came at the perfect moment to lift both mine and my Mom’s spirits during a difficult time. He couldn’t have guessed as he was writing his e-mail how much it would mean to me. I teased him that I was going to frame his note. Well, I probably will! 🙂

And of course, many thanks to everyone else that provided wonderful “reviews” of the DVD after viewing it and to all of those that participated in its creation. I so appreciate how it all came together and my hope is that in some way, the DVD makes a small contribution to the protection and preservation efforts of “Our Wild Horses.”

Oh, and yes, “The Man From Snowy River” is playing in the background as I write this…


Australia's finest film composer, Bruce Rowland

Australia's finest film composer, Bruce Rowland

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