Is it possible to rewild nature by allowing wild mustangs to live, and, at the same time, rewild man by reintroducing cowboys to the plains?
I know it may sound ridiculous but hear me out. Currently many wild mustangs and burros are slaughtered by the government for 'population control' ie to open up land for development. Through a combination of sound land management and natural horsemanship could we re-wild the land, man (and woman).
By having people adopt, train and care for horses we could make life much more interesting. It would be great to have a car free town someday, perhaps walkable neighborhoods, combined with bikes and horses, could provide 90% of our transport. There would still need to be trucks delivering goods, but one or two roads vs every building being surrounded by concrete. I know it's a dream, but someone needs to change the current progression direction.