Face to Face with Wild Horses

By Yva Momatiuk

Review

This is about the author telling her experiences with wild horses. Momatiuk and Eastcott tell about the wild horses' family, or harem, bands, consisting of a dominant stallion, his mares, and their foals. She named one specific foal Flag because of it's fluffy tail tail and his mom Gimpy because of her slight limp. Gimpy left the herd to give birth and bond with her new born knowing that other mares sometimes try to steal newborns who have lost their own. Many of the horses greeted Flag. But all of a sudden, Flag was frightned by a big black stallion named Crow but he was just trying to protect Flag.

Details

ISBN: 9781426304668 (hardcover : alk. paper)

Publication: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ©2009

Genre: Auto Biography

Awards: Wild Horses (Aspca Henry Bergh Children's Book Awards

Additional Reviews

Wayne Walker

With stories of their first-hand experiences and copious full color photographs, Momatiuk and Eastcott tell about the wild horses' family, or harem, bands, consisting of a dominant stallion, his mares, and their foals. They also discuss the importance of managing the herds both to preserve them and to balance their needs with those of others. In addition to side bars with interesting tidbits on how horses communicate and what they eat, there are five pages of additional material at the end of the book with suggestions on how we can help protect wild horses, "Facts at a Glance," a glossary, and a section on where to find out more information, plus an index for quick reference. If children like reading about animals, "wild horses" won't be able to drag them away from this book.



Lindsey Fry

It's a good short book for a person who loves horses. I gave this to my mom last christmas (she has three horses) and she loved it.