Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review: Galloping to Freedom by Carol J. Walker

Playful. Protective. Dignified. Elegant and affectionate. Certainly beautiful. Above all else, loyal. These are the horses of Wyoming's famed Adobe Town herd, their stunning images caught in the wild by award-winning photographer Carol Walker. Especially remarkable are the snowcapped stallion that Walker thinks of as Bronze Warrior and his band of Appaloosa-marked mares and offspring. But their freedom was to be curtailed.

In the fall of 2014, the Adobe Town horses were rounded up, their bands divided. Bronze Warrior and his sons were shipped to Colorado, their mares to a holding facility in Wyoming, and their young sent to Carson City, Nevada.

Moved by the horse's strong family bonds in the wild, Walker joined with other advocates to intercede. This is the story captured in Walker's signature dramatic images of searching out, gathering together, and ultimately reuniting Bronze Warrior's extended family at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. Galloping to Freedom: Reuniting the Adobe Town Appaloosas will engage your heart and forever change your view of America's wild horses.

Received for review

Obviously this is more of a coffee table book full of photographs which tell the story of the horses, and as such it is quite light on the text. However, this does not detract from the story and emotion at all. In fact, the beautiful photos give you insight into the journey the horses went in a way that words never fully could.  I read it once and returned to it over and over again just to admire the gorgeous horses.

Overall, between the stunning photographs and the poignant story this is a lovely read for any horse lover. General photography fans are also sure to appreciate it as well. I certainly highly recommend this.

★★★★★ = Loved It


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