Wild Horses of the West

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Exhibits the life of a mustang with color photographs and sections that describe such topics as their migration into the American West and the impact of big businesses on their existence.

Firefly Books Ltd

The absorbing story of living with mustangs across the American West

For more than five years, Marie-Luce Hubert and Jean-Louis Klein lived side byside with mustangs in a mythical quest that took them from North Dakota to Nevada, where the forests, canyons and plains still echo with the hoofbeats of these magnificent animals. With patience and perseverance, the authors gained acceptance by the herds and took countless photographs that testify to the mustangs' fragile beauty and exceptional way of life.

The book begins with a detailed history of the origins and evolution of the mustang. The fascinating saga that follows tells how the mustang came to the plains of the American West and explains the huge impact these horses had on the lives of Native Americans.

Amazing photographs record each stage of mustang life, from the rearing of colts to the fascination and beauty of playtimes. An in-depth study reveals the stages of life for mustangs, covering birth, adolescence, mating and death. It conveys the daily hardships and dangers these beautiful creatures face in the wild. A special section is devoted to the ongoing relationship between humans and mustangs, one that is so fraught with peril for the horse.

General readers, horse lovers and riders, and devotees of the American West will revel in the intimacy shared with these mustang herds and discover the true nature of this mysterious animal.

A portrait of mustang horses in the American west: The authors lived with mustangs for five years and photographed every stage of their life. The book includes a detailed history on their origin and evolution, their impact and relationship with humans.

Book News
Hubert and Klein, both photographers with backgrounds in biology and wildlife, present this hefty photographic tribute to the mustang horse, combining exciting action shots of varied types of the breed with text describing the historical movement of mustangs to the Western US and elements of their biology. The first chapter describes the mustang's origins in Spain and contains archival photographs. All other photographs were taken by the authors. Oversize: 9.5x12". Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Richmond Hill : Firefly Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781554073184
Branch Call Number: 599.6655 HUB
Characteristics: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Klein, Jean-Louis


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