Nobody's Horses: The Dramatic Rescue of the Wild Herd of White Sands (Paperback)
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Nobody's Horses: The Dramatic Rescue of the Wild Herd of White Sands (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 30/09/2008
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Descended from the greatest horses of the American West, the wild horses living on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico were national treasures and living legends. But in 1994, after years of suffering through periodic droughts, food shortages, and all the dangers accompanying life on a military weapons-testing site, scores of horses suddenly died. And almost two thousand more were in such dire straits that they were unlikely to survive. Large-animal veterinarian Don Hoeglund was called in to organize and lead a team of dedicated cowboys, soldiers, and other professionals in removing the surviving horses and their offspring to safety. Nobody's Horses tells the dramatic story of these noble animals' celebrated history, their defiant survival, and their incredible rescue. Amid the constant danger from unspent munitions on the ground and missile testing in the air, cowboys, Native Americans, and ranchers-all of whom cared deeply about the fate of the horses-clashed in a battle of wills. And, of course, there were the horses themselves-wild, extraordinarily powerful animals, not easily managed or moved, who would become known to their rescuers as fascinating, individual characters. Filled with history and heroism, adventure and rivalry, and, ultimately, the alliances between horses and people, Nobody's Horses will stir the emotions and imagination of horse lovers, humanitarians, and anyone who loves an uplifting tale of second chances.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803218734
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 333 g
Dimensions: 219 x 143 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Without a doubt, Nobody s Horses is the best read of the year. Wild horses are as natural to the West as the rivers that run through it. This is the true, chilling story of bureaucracy run amuck. The author, who also happens to be a veterinarian, takes matters into his own hands when wild horses are dying at White Sands in New Mexico. Dr. Hoglund describes the uphill battle of rescue and survival of the wild horses with obvious passion and real insight. Somewhat bittersweet, yet very compelling. Linda Wommack, True West--Linda Wommack"True West" (03/24/2008)"
"As fast and dramatic as a herd of wild horses, Hoglund's book will sweep you up and carry you at a gallop to its bittersweet, compelling ending. Hoglund is an American hero, and his knowledge and passion for horses shine off every page. If you love horses just a smidgeon as much as he does, once you start it you won't be able to put it down. What a joy."--Patricia B. McConnell, PhD, author of the national bestseller The Other End of the Leash, cohost of public radio's Calling All Pets, associate adjunct professor of zoology at University of Wisconsin-Madison--Patricia B. McConnell
"This moving, first-hand account of Dr. Hoglund's efforts to save the White Sands herd is a compelling must-read for anyone who loves wild horses or wild places."--Tom Groneberg, author of The Secret Life of Cowboys--Tom Groneberg
"Without a doubt, Nobody's Horses is the best read of the year. Wild horses are as natural to the West as the rivers that run through it. This is the true, chilling story of bureaucracy run amuck. The author, who also happens to be a veterinarian, takes matters into his own hands when wild horses are dying at White Sands in New Mexico. Dr. Hoglund describes the uphill battle of rescue and survival of the wild horses with obvious passion and real insight. Somewhat bittersweet, yet very compelling."--Linda Wommack, True West--Linda Wommack"True West" (03/24/2008)

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