Horses were introduced by Spanish colonizers but have become a symbol of the American West.
The cowboy is a mythical figure in American culture. James works on a ranch in Utah.
Nicole has been working the ranch for several years.
Running the horses in the corral at dawn gives them needed exercise.
Caught at speed as the horse ran by, its mane flows in the wind, backlit by the dawn light.
Chaps, rope, reins, belt are all part of the tools and mystique of the Western cowboy and cowgirl.
In a blur of speed, a cowboy prepares to corral a horse.
The dust settles after a hard run.
At rest after a good run, these two horses will be ready for the day's work ahead.
Traditional cowboy dusters hang in the stable.