Whenever my daughter runs like mad, hair streaming behind her, long limbs stretch out, she reminds me of a pony.

I was vividly reminded of this when we stopped at the Wild Horses Monument in Central Washington recently. Officially called “Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies”, this artwork was installed as part of Washington’s state centennial, 15 beautiful, ethereal steel statues sit upon a bluff overlooking the spectacular Columbia River valley.

I can just see her running with the wild horses, kindred free spirits

wild horses monument near yakima washington

Be sure to stop and admire them whenever you’re driving through this starkly lovely part of the country.