To this day I have never seen light like this. I was on the CS Ranch in 2007, and it had been a frustrating day for a photographer. Many times, despite the best laid plans, the right scenes don’t come together. A summer thunderstorm hit late in the afternoon, providing much-needed rain and, surprisingly, giving me some interesting scenes to photograph. Later that evening, while sitting at dinner with the Davis family, the clouds slid to the east, just as the sun was setting. It created a bolt of golden light that made the plains near Cimarron, New Mexico, glow like the landscape of another planet. It was truly a gift from above. In seconds I was out the door, camera in hand and running out to the horse pasture. I guess that explains why these ranch geldings have placed their full attention on the heavy breathing photographer crouching in the grass and mashing his shutter button like a machine gun.