Wild Horse Country
I finished Wild Horse Country by David Philipps recently and highly recommend it to all readers (not just horse lovers). The book tells the sweeping story of mustangs in America. I knew next to nothing about the history and future of these animals and appreciate Philipps’ balanced look at all sides of the issue. "There is no other animal in America that we have heaped with so much meaning... The mustang ... embodies the core ideals of America. It is not pedigreed. It has no stature. Instead, it derives its nobility from the simple toughness of its upbringing in a free and open land. It is beholden to no one. It will not be subjugated. It is superior to its domestic brethren because it has the one thing Americans say they yearn for most: freedom."