Horses brought me to this story. All the horses I had loved, and all the things I had studied, came together. The learning curve about Native American society and sensibilities has been a steep one for me. The more I learn, the more I realize I do not know. We'd set out to portray a society flourishing in the company of horses, and ancient equestrian culture adapting to modern purpose. We bore witness to a saga of vision and grit, a community in conflict, a man in crisis, and a beloved herd at risk.