Clare Staples

Clare Staples is the founder and president of Skydog Ranch and Sanctuary in Malibu, California, and Bend, Oregon, which provides long-term homes for formerly free-roaming wild horses gathered from the American West by the United States government. Staples is a lifelong wild horse advocate, managing the Sanctuary with a passion and commitment that has helped make her one of the world’s leading voices on the plight of Mustangs and the myriad social and political issues that surround them (

Jamie Baldanza has been a horse lover since birth. After fourteen years as an art and creative director in advertising, Baldanza left New York City to follow her passion: photographing wild horses all across the Western United States. She created her own production company, This Mustang Life, which concentrates on bringing animal causes to the public through film and photography. She is the director of the docuseriesWild Lands, Wild Horsesand a short film calledPass the SAFE Act Now.

Steve Rymers is a photographer who followed a family of Mustangs he had been photographing in the wild to Skydog Ranch and Sanctuary when they were rescued after a Bureau of Land Management roundup. Rymers now regularly returns to the Sanctuary to photograph the herds and donates all the images he takes to use in promotional efforts that support the Sanctuary's mission.