What is it like to be a horse? Why does the horse have a hoof instead of toes? How ancient are the roots of the partnership between horses and humans? And why do humans so clearly need horses in their lives?
Lifelong equestrian and career science journalist Wendy Williams has wondered about these questions for much of her life.
In The Horse, an epic biography of the horse-human partnership that's been years in the writing, Williams answers some of these questions. In her quest to satisfy her curiosity, the Massachusetts resident travelled all over the world to ask more than 100 scientists about the past, present and future of the horse in our world. What she learned completely changed how she viewed horses.
The author of several books, Williams' journalism has won a variety of prizes. Her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, Scientific American, Science, Audubon, National Wildlife, International Wildlife, and countless other publications.
She is in the process of acquiring an American mustang.