A Marvelous Mustang: Tales from the Life of a Spanish Horse
- #17364 in Biography & Memoir
Books about horses are written by humans for humans. This fascinating memoir is written from the horse's point of view. It allows a real horse to tell us what he thinks of humans and how he feels about what they do with him.
To educate and entertain his herd mates, a marvelous mustang has created many tales about the first four years of his life. Humans call him Skan. His special human translates his tales for us in this entertaining autobiography.
Whether he lives in the wild or with humans, a horse's world seethes with predators. When humans take Skan off the range to live with them, his instincts and nose tell him that they want to eat him for dinner, but they don't behave like predators.
As he studies humans, he is torn between what other horses tell him about them and his own experiences with them. Do they intend to eat him or hurt him? Can he trust them to take good care of him? How do they feel towards him? Will they treat him well or ill?
As he survives multiple ordeals, he discovers how to communicate with humans. To learn what a horse needs to know to live safely and comfortably with humans, he struggles with lesson after lesson. Can one person earn his respect, his trust, and his love?
- Janice Ladendorf, March 2015
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