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For the Love of Horses
For the Love of Horses

For the Love of Horses

PETS

336 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $45.00 (US $45.00) (CA $54.00)

Publication Date: October 2014

ISBN 9781775536765

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books New Zealand (Oct 2014)
Random House NZ

Price: $45.00
 
 

Overview

Three sisters and an unforgettable journey to tame New Zealand's Kaimanawa horses

For the Love of Horses is a heartfelt story about a life familiar to many young Kiwis who love horses the trials and tears of Pony Club, the joy of riding bareback, and the pressures of adolescence and competitive showjumping. It is also the story of an unlikely childhood dream coming true. Every year in the wilderness of the Central Plateau, wild Kaimanawa horses are rounded up and sent to the slaughterhouse. It's upsetting, but what else can be done? The Wilson sisters decide something could be done. They saw future champions behind the fiery eyes and beneath the shaggy coats. In this touching book, Kelly Wilson tells the true story of how they embarked on a courageous journey to train horses that most people believed were untrainable.

Author Biography

Kelly Wilson competed in show-jumping to Pony Grand Prix level, before focusing on her creative talents. She won a scholarship to Auckland University of Technology and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Graphic Design, with a minor in Photography.