Keep the Wild Horses Wild at the Natrona County Public Library
(Casper, Wyo.) – The Natrona County Public Library and Casper College will host Colorado Author and Wild Horse Photographer Carol Walker as well as feature a screening of the documentary "American Mustang" on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crawford Room.
The event is free and open to the public. The goal of the evening is to raise awareness and to promote a deeper understanding of the troubles currently facing wild horses in America.
The evening will begin with a screening of "American Mustang," a nature documentary with character-driven narrative. Shot in eight Western states, "American Mustang" reveals the majestic wild horses of the American West by taking audiences on a journey through a landscape dotted by ranchers, wild horse advocates, government agencies and the public.
The evening will conclude with a question and answer forum led by Carol Walker. Walker will address many of the controversies highlighted in "American Mustang." She will also discuss how wild horses are in danger of being displaced from the range by agricultural and energy interests. Copies of Walker’s book, "Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses," will be available for purchase, which she will sign following her talk.
In collaboration with the event, local Wild Horse Photographers Chad and Lynn Hanson’s exhibition "Landscapes with Wild Horses," featuring years of exploration and iconic photography, opens Saturday, August 22 in the Library’s atrium.
Showcasing the beauty of Central Wyoming’s wild horses at liberty, the exhibition consists of photographic images and statistics that transport visitors to a fragile slice of land where hundreds of wild horses make their home.
"Landscapes with Wild Horses" runs through Wednesday, September 30 and can be viewed by the public during regular library hours.