A Marvelous Mustang : Tales from the Life of a Spanish Horse
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 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 behavior 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 them, he struggles with lesson after less lesson. Can one person earn his respect, his trust, and his love?
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
- 05 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Janice M Ladendorf
For over sixty years, Janice Ladendorf has trained her own hunters and dressage horses. She is the author of books and many articles advocating the use humane training methods to build a partnership with your horse. She has been a librarian, an inventory analyst, and an accountant. She is retired and currently lives in St. Paul, MN.