“An Easterner had a nervous breakdown.  Wyoming, with its wide open spaces and healthy pursuits, was prescribed as a cure.” - Clive Sinclair

Willow Creek Ranch in Kaycee, Wyoming is the site of the famed Hole in the Wall, a place where outlaws including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid out in the late 19th century. The term Hole in the Wall originally described a narrow trail over the wall of red rock.

Three Amigos: Clint, Mike, and Barry.  This image was part of the “The Spirit of Wyoming” exhibit at  Sage Community Arts  in Sheridan, Wyoming in June-July of 2018. The juror honored it with the  “Best of Show” award .  An 11 x 14 print of this photograph will be part of the Seventh Open Call Exhibition at the  Rhode Island Center for the Photographic Arts  in Providence, Rhode Island from September 19 through October 11, 2019.

Three Amigos: Clint, Mike, and Barry.

This image was part of the “The Spirit of Wyoming” exhibit at Sage Community Arts in Sheridan, Wyoming in June-July of 2018. The juror honored it with the “Best of Show” award.

An 11 x 14 print of this photograph will be part of the Seventh Open Call Exhibition at the Rhode Island Center for the Photographic Arts in Providence, Rhode Island from September 19 through October 11, 2019.

Wyoming traffic jam.

Wyoming traffic jam.

“A horse is poetry in motion.” - Author unknown.

“A horse is poetry in motion.” - Author unknown.

My new friends.

My new friends.

Mike’s glasses rest on a bear skull.

Mike’s glasses rest on a bear skull.

The fourth generation of his family to work on Willow Creek Ranch, Ord Buckingham grew up on the ranch, and is a Wyoming treasure.

The fourth generation of his family to work on Willow Creek Ranch, Ord Buckingham grew up on the ranch, and is a Wyoming treasure.

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” - Winston Churchill

“No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” - Winston Churchill

“I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.” - Linda McCartney

“I would travel only by horse, if I had the choice.” - Linda McCartney

“I don’t know if it’s just my age or the climate or the high altitude or some of those old-cowboy values rubbing off on me, but I’ve grown slightly mellower living in Wyoming. I think if you ride into the West on a high horse, you pretty soon end up in a pile of manure.” - Alexandra Fuller

Photos © 2017 Bob Soltys All Rights Reserved