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ATV-riding ranchers

ROAR OF THE ROUNDUP: Ranch hand Billy Perez brings in a herd of cattle. ATVs start at about $5,000, compared with $15,000 for a well-trained horse. (Robert Durell / LAT)
ONE TAKES GAS, THE OTHER OATS: Zack Hannah, a ranch hand for John Lacey’s son, Mark, uses an ATV to visit some of his horses. (Robert Durell / LAT)
MOVE ’EM OUT: Billy Perez, a ranch hand for John Lacey, uses an all-terrain vehicle to herd cattle at Tejon Ranch, Calif. He once would have scoffed at the notion of ATVs on the range. Now, he says, “they’re a real tool.” (Robert Durell / LAT)