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A cowboy and his horse

Outback

Nelson/Marlborough

Jolie, 12

The cowboy praises his exhausted steed as they stand on the high gully, watching the auburn sun slink behind the golden mountains. The bronze tussock sways in the evening breeze, and the sky is bleached a dark red, as everything slowly turns black. The man mounts upon his equine, and they trot silently off, along the trail they galloped upon just hours before. At sunset, the animals burrow to their dens and the outback becomes an empty landscape. It won't be long before the wild horses gallop over the vast terrain, moving like ghosts in the moonlight.

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