My research for When Leaves Change Color began a long time ago, in fact, decades ago. I have
always loved horses. Perhaps my interest in horses was rooted in my early passion for Native
American culture, or perhaps it was just the majestic beauty and independence of the animal. When I
first discovered the wild horses in my home state of Wyoming, I became fascinated with watching
and studying their habits. There was seldom a road trip across the desert southwest of Wyoming
where I would not take a detour to photograph and watch the wild horses. Even though the wild horse
herds and their freedom are now dwindling, my love and respect for wild horses never will.