There’s a term in the horse world known as “gentling.” It refers to working with a wild horse until it becomes responsive to a trainer’s commands, meaning that it no longer wants to kick you in the face. Gentling happens every day at the Silver State Industries ranch in Carson City, Nevada, a 1,100-acre property east of the Carson Range in the vast, harsh high desert south of Reno. Up to 2,000 wild horses are corralled there at any time; a good number are trained for adoption.
"Wild Horses and the Inmates Who ‘Gentle’ Them" is from the October 05, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Steven Kurutz and narrated by Caroline Miller.