Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to travel throughout the West and photograph a lot of weather-worn, stalwart individuals—and that includes some pretty cool barns.
Leave it to
horse people to walk into a dusty, non-climate-controlled building that houses
animals, breathe in the hay- and manure-scented air, and gaze upon the stall
fronts, rafters and tack room as if they’ve just set foot into some pristine,
historic cathedral. If owning horses was our religion, then the barn would be
Working for Western Horseman has taken me to
numerous ranches, training facilities and horse breeding operations, and the
start of each visit almost always begins at the barn. So many of those
structures leave quite an impression and practically demand to be photographed.
Here are some of my favorites.