The Ann Korologos Gallery Art & Literature Program Presents author and cowboy, Alan Day, for an Author’s Talk and Book Signing at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt on Tuesday, July 11th, 4 to 6PM.
Alan Day was part of the third generation to be raised on Lazy B, a 200,000-acre cattle ranch straddling the high deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. After attending the University of Arizona, he returned to Lazy B where he worked as hands-on-manager for almost 40 years. During his years as a professional rancher, Alan was active in ranching and land management associations, as well as civic organizations, and received numerous awards for his dedicated stewardship of the land.
In the 1980’s, Alan purchased a second cattle ranch in Nebraska, followed by a ranch in South Dakota called Mustang Meadows Ranch, which became a sanctuary for 1500 unadoptable wild horses. He was the first rancher to develop and successfully use a herd modification training program for cattle and wild mustangs. He relates his adventures of working with the horses in his new book The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs, published by University of Nebraska Press. Referred to by Booklist as “an instant classic,” The Horse Lover received first place in the Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award.
Alan and his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, co-authored the New York Time’s bestselling Lazy B, their memoir about growing up on the Day family’s southwestern cattle ranch.
For more information about the event, please call 970.927.9668 or visit Ann Korologos Gallery at 211 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO.