The Daily Direct is an official podcast of The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, and an outgrowth of Crossing the Divide, a multimedia exploration of life in the Intermountain West. (

This episode of The Daily Direct, We Gather Together, looks at the difficult task of managing wild mustangs on public lands and protecting the rangeland that sustains an array of animals both wild and domesticated, a task that involves the practice of wild horse gathers, viewed by some animal rights activists as a controversial and unnecessary process.