Of course I didn't take this photo. My friend and colleague Chad Hanson did. Chad and his wife Lynn spend countless hours on the sage flats around Casper photographing bands of wild horses. I'm too daft to appreciate non-lethal pursuits in the same way, but who can argue with Chad and Lynn's photos? Chad also writes about the issues surrounding wild horses. Ranchers, or at least most of the ones I know, don't see the value of wild horses on our landscape. We are waiting for them to catch up. It took me a while, but after reading a few of Chad's essays, I can see that horses evolved in North America. They belong here more so than cattle and food trucks. You have to admit that they are more appealing than barbwire and asphalt. Maybe it's time for us to get to know them. Like most good things, they've been here all along.