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The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs
 

The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs (Hardback)

By Day, H. Alan
By Sneyd, Lynn Wiese
Foreword by O'Connor, Justice Sandra Day

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He already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that's what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. But in short order, he proudly owned 35,000 pristine grassy acres. The opp...ortunity then dropped into his lap to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States. The Horse Lover is Day's personal history of the sanctuary's vast enterprise, with its surprises and pleasures and its plentiful dangers, frustrations, and heartbreak. Day's deep connection with the animals in his care is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, with which he trained fifteen hundred wild horses. The Horse Lover weaves together Day's recollections of his cowboying adventures astride some of his best horses, all of which taught him indispensable lessons about loyalty, perseverance, and hope. This heartfelt memoir reveals the Herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of wild horses.
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ISBN 9780803253353
Released NZ 28 Feb 2014
Publisher University of New South Wales
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780803253353
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher University of New South Wales
Imprint Bison Books
Released 28 Feb 2014
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Day, H. Alan
By Sneyd, Lynn Wiese
Foreword by O'Connor, Justice Sandra Day
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
Horses & Ponies As Pets
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code 599.6655
Weight 467g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Ranchers - South Dakota, Ranch life - South Dakota, South Dakota - Social life and customs, Cowboys - South Dakota, Mustang - Conservation - South Dakota
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade

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