Under the cover of darkness, a black colt is born into an exciting and dangerous world. Will his parents be able to protect him from becoming a victim? The American west is full of predators and other perils that threaten their very survival and the young horses must learn fast. Survival in the rugged terrain is a constant test of instinct, intelligence and determination.
The wild mustangs encourage and defend each other, but what will happen when the man and his tame horse show up? Can the mustangs save themselves or will they be forced to abandon all they’ve ever known?
This story is geared toward the younger reader but can be enjoyed by teens and adults as well. One caution for younger readers, this story is not all happy and sweet. This is the story of a wild mustang and in nature death happens. The black colt finds himself in some tense situations. The ending was a surprise, and a happy one. The author’s writing mechanics are good, though I did find the format a bit choppy. The paragraphs are short which lend to the broken up feel. I had a hard time getting a reading flow going. As this story is meant for a younger audience, it should work well.
About the Author
Cathy Kennedy spent the first years of her life growing up in Pennsylvania before moving to South Florida at age 17. Her book, Meeting of the Mustangs, was started during her teenage years in Pennsylvania and would not be completed until many years later.
The story of the wild mustangs is somewhat reflective of her life living in the country, where her family owned horses. She wanted to complete the book for younger readers who have a love for horses, and finally convinced herself that she should continue the story where she’d stopped writing many years before.
She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and three rescued tuxedo cats.
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