#WhyCV Photographer Spotlight: Cheryl Broumley
“Why Carson Valley? I wont tell…it’s a secret”
Sometimes people arrive at a place and realize, this is exactly where they’re supposed to be. Things fall into place, perhaps a passion is born, and you just know it’s right. Photographer Cheryl Broumley moved to Minden, went on an eagle tour with John T. Humphrey and she was hooked on the wildlife of Carson Valley.
Always a horse lover, being able to get to know the bands on the Pine Nut Mountain Range ignited a purpose in Cheryl. She loves the dynamics of their lives, how the stallions love and take care of the babies, showing them the ways of the wild. Documenting their lives gives us a peek into the love she feels for these magnificent creatures.
Last fall she was on a mission to be the first to see the foal of Rosie and Old Socks (Old Socks is thought to be the oldest stallion on the range at age 26). Near and far she traveled for weeks, trying to find the elusive couple. Finally, Rosebud made her entrance and Cheryl’s friends and followers breathed a sigh of relief. So many people follow her intricate stories about the Pine Nut bands, that she even named a foal Hayden, after her good friend’s granddaughter who loves seeing the pictures of the horses. The local wild horse advocates are often allowed to name foals when they see them for the time.
It’s not only about horses for Cheryl though. She shoots vultures and owls, Kestrels and bald eagles. Join Cheryl for a tour with her company Country Excursions to get up close and personal with this kind-hearted nature lover. Scroll down to get a taste of her stories, and then follow her on social media to keep up with the latest drama on the range.