Photo: Election Road Trip Highway 40 37 | Sand Wash Wild Horse Management Area Aletha Dove

“Dad always said, if you don’t like something, change it. Where there’s a will there’s a way,” says Aletha Dove, above. “Their method of raising us was to help us achieve our own goals.”

That's how she and her sister came to be involved in one of the more contentious issues in the American West now being argued over Congress: access to, and management of, public lands.

The sisters' organization, Wild Horse Warriors, takes donations in order to provide water for the wild horses in the basin, while they also look for ways to prevent the herd from being culled. From her perspective, "It appears the farmers are pushing to have more grazing permits, more of the land available for them to utilize."