"Mention a Mustang and everyone instantly has an image in mind; usually a gleaming, wild-maned horse galloping freely across American grasslands. This book charts the progress of the authors as they spent five years living alongside these beautiful animals, travelling from North Dakota to Nevada.
The breed is given a real chance to shine; the book contains passages about the evolution of the horses, how they arrived in the northwest of the USA, and how their arrival altered native American life. The life cycle of the mustangs is explained, from birth to death, with a dose of realism not always present in "fly on the wall" titles.
The photographs are truly exceptional and gain something through their captioning; the authors explain about the individual horses they witnessed and the background behind the image. There are some stunning foal shots, fighting shots, beautiful sunsets and images that capture the seasons and the changing challenges they present for the horses.
This book is simply beautiful and provide such valuable insights into this wild species and the challenging it faces with humans; it will make wonderful fire-side reading for any horselover, male or female, this Christmas."
Book Review by Rachel Twine - HORSE and HOUND Magazine
"Since 7 years now, we are visiting different herds of mustangs in the Rockies, the Badlands and the Great Basin. With an unlimited amount of time and patience, we perform to be slowly part of the environment of the horses. Most of the time, we stay at the periphery of the bands, so we can follow their daily activities. But sometimes a lead mare, especially tolerant and experienced, permit us to integrate the group. Every horse we follow has an ID and is given a name for easier further identification. Among all the foals we followed at the very beginning of our study, those who has survived to the harsh climate and to predation are now fierce stallions or successfull mares."