Cowgirls Are Forever

You Don't Have to Own a Horse to Own the Spirit

We are grateful to all of the people who have supported us along the way. We would like to give a special thanks to Tona Blake, Nancy Pearce and Penny Youngblood, Vicki Bass, Patti Colbert, Amy Hale Auker, and Pat Riley of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Also, to Barbara Van Cleve, our first interview subject, who has graciously allowed the use of her photos. To John Reedy for his generosity and gorgeous eye, Trinity Seely, and painters Carrie L. Ballantyne, for so authentically capturing cowgirl spirit in her work, and Karen McLain, for how she sees the horse.

It's where the earth touches the sky, and the moon lights the ink of the night.

It's where water moves through the world at its own pace, and mineral and rock come alive.

This is where nature tells its story.

Here are some photos taken by some of the cowgirls we've interviewed, and people we've met along the way. These people are the stewards of this land.

It's where they live and work and love.