Friday, January 20, 2017
Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy
He's young black foal born into a herd of mustangs. His mother feeds and protects him but he still manages to get in trouble.
The author sent me a copy of this ebook to read for review (thank you). It has been published and you can grab a copy on Amazon.
The black colt sees a cougar take down his father so he knows those are dangerous. He's even seen another colt fall to a bear. He knows it's a dangerous world out there but he hasn't yet met up with the most dangerous animal of all: humans.
He and his friend get separated from the herd. The younger horse dies from starvation (still needed his mother's milk) and it takes a while for the black colt to find the herd again but he does. Then the humans come down and snag him from the herd.
He's going up for auction and he passes through a series of owners after that. My favorite part of the story is how a man who saved him from a trap and a fiery death is found by horse when he's had a car accident. Karma exists. The good you do can come back to you.
Anyone who likes horses will enjoy this tale. It's hard to gain the trust of a wild animal. It takes time. But when you get it, you'll be glad you did.