Horses are beautiful animals, but not all of them grow up on farms. Meet the wild mustangs of the American west. How do these mustangs live in the wild? They are not very comfortable around people and try to avoid them, so how hard would it be for a human to gain the trust of even just one of them?
The adventures of a young black mustang who ends up being separated from his mother and their herd is the focus of this story. He has been taught to not trust humans, but that changes over time.
His “capture” by different human families slowly eats away at his distrust until he saves the life of a human that he had encountered once before, a human who was kind and had saved his life.
Dialogue between the horses is nonexistent. The story is great as it is and it teaches so much about the life of the wild mustangs. If these wild animals had talked to each other, it would have made this story awesome! I would have loved to read the words coming out of their mouths rather than just read what they did. If your mind works like mine does, as you read about the interactions between these horses, what they are saying to each other will pop into your mind.
Once humans enter the story, there is spoken dialogue. And even though there isn’t any dialogue coming from the young black horse, it is easy to imagine what is going through his mind.
Anyone who wants to learn more about the majestic mustangs would enjoy this book. I was sent a copy or it in exchange for an honest review. If you would like a copy of your own, I’ve provided an Amazon link below.
Amazon Link: Meeting of the Mustangs
It wasn’t often that they saw men, but they had learned that it was always best to avoid any contact with them.
The big cat stopped moving, and, keeping its eyes fixed on the yearling, crouched down lower to the ground before sprinting directly at him.
Was this horse asking him to get on its back?
About the Author:
Cathy Kennedy spent the first years of her life growing up in Pennsylvania before moving to South Florida at age 17. Her book, Meeting of the Mustangs, was started during her teenage years in Pennsylvania and would not be completed until many years later.
The story of the wild mustangs is somewhat reflective of her life living in the country where her family owned horses. She wanted to complete the book for younger readers who have a love for animals and finally convinced herself that she should continue the story where she’d stopped writing many years before. She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and three rescued tuxedo cats.