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Man and Mustang

Man and Mustang

by George Ancona
     
 
A vivid photo essay that documents the dramatic process of gentling wild mustangs through the Bureau of Land Management's Adopt-A-Horse program. From roundup to training by volunteer New Mexico State Penitentiary inmates and adoption by local families, the fascinating story that unfolds in this volume is sure to enthrall wildlife enthusiasts and horse lovers. 61

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A vivid photo essay that documents the dramatic process of gentling wild mustangs through the Bureau of Land Management's Adopt-A-Horse program. From roundup to training by volunteer New Mexico State Penitentiary inmates and adoption by local families, the fascinating story that unfolds in this volume is sure to enthrall wildlife enthusiasts and horse lovers. 61 photographs.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
Each year the U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rounds up and sells the mustangs that overpopulate western rangelands. Photoessayist Ancona shows and tells how BLM specialists, wranglers, and vets trap, inoculate, brand (with liquid nitrogen) and transport the wild horses to a corral just outside New Mexico State Penitentiary to be tamed by minimum security prisoners. The volunteers spend anywhere from a week to a month of eight-hour days feeding, talking to, caring for and transforming the animals from feral to ready-for-adoption. Call youngsters' attention to Mr. Ancona's last-page "Thanks," below the addresses of BLM Wild Horse and Burro Adoption centers, for insight into the number of people involved in the planning and production of a book like this-one of his best.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-- Not just another wild horse book, this photo essay captures the drama of horse-taming (although, strictly speaking, these are feral horses, not mustangs). Ancona's photos and detailed narrative describe the process of capture, transport, branding, and training animals culled from overpopulated herds. He expands on Patent's Where the Wild Horses Roam (Clarion, 1989), as he documents the steps of the training program involving prison inmates as horse trainers. The many black-and-white photos clearly tell the story, with dramatic action shots showing the horses' struggles as they adjust to their lives in captivity. The straightforward text will enthrall potential owners, as Ancona describes how the Bureau of Land Management cares for the animals and prepares them for new homes. Young readers will enjoy the happy ending of a family adopting a gentled mare and her colt. --Charlene Strickland, formerly at Albuquerque Public Library , NM

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780027008029
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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