Face to Face with Wild Horses
By Yva Momatiuk
Stallions challenge each other by striking with their front hooves. They also by bite and kick each other for dominance.
Yva Momatiuk made this book to tell others about her work in studying wild horses and what she's learned from them.
After waiting patiently for a while the author was rewarded by a deep nose-nose sniff with a Spanish mustang stallion.
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
Wayne WalkerWith 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.
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.