I have been wanting to paint this picture for a couple of years, and finally got around to it, thanks to the challenge! It depicts a cowboy leading his horse home after a long cattle round-up. Ranch life is rough, and a good cowboy depends on his loyal horse to get him through. We ask much of this majestic beast of burden, and the horse gives back, willingly, even when he could do otherwise. Here I celebrate the horse and the unique bond between him and his partner.