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4.2 out of 5 stars
Wild Hoofbeats: America's Vanishing Wild Horses
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on September 24, 2016
Lately, I have purchased several other books on horses, looking for photographic reference material of horses in motion. This book fills the bill and also provides some wonderful stories about the photographer at work and about the bands of horses. Nice!
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on August 11, 2015
...I apparently do not need to buy books since I cannot read...I thought this was a hardcover...not a paperback. But again, since it's a beautiful book, and it's my mistake, I'll be keeping it!
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on January 27, 2013
Bought this for my daughter who loves horses. She paged through it and oohed and aahed at the story and photos to be greatly disappointed that the pages started coming out by the second day. She is a book lover and is not hard on her books. Perhaps we got a dud, but based on a previous comment it looks like the binding may be subpar.
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on December 31, 2013
Loved all the photos and amazing shots in this book. I have a true love for wild horses. So to see and read all the interesting details was very good.
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on May 10, 2015
beautiful book and photos
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on December 19, 2010
This book has spectacular photography, and great stories "behind" the pictures. 10% of the purchase price also goes to a worthy cause.
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on August 9, 2012
I was sorely disappointed with this book. When I opened it the binding fell apart and all the pages are loose
and in disarray.

The book was purchased at Amazon, and the quality of the product was unlike anything I've purchased before.

Cherryl Pape
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on May 13, 2009
For those who appreciate fine art photography, they will not be disappointed as "Wild Hoofbeats: America's Vanishing Wild Horses" is absolutely packed with stunning photographs of the highest caliber; beautiful, rich, vivid, raw, tender, and intimate and just on this basis alone, it stands apart as a monumental tribute to the magnificence and beauty of the American Wild Horse.

For years, Carol photographed the wild horses of Wyoming and made the Adobe Town herds the focus of this incredible work of artistry. Visiting them during all seasons throughout the years, she shares with us her growing knowledge of each band, each unique family member, the bonds that can take them a lifetime to create as well as a brief history of the various herds highlighted throughout her travels.

From the time she "discovers them", she follows them through their natural cycles on the great Red Desert plains, through the helicopter driving that rounds them up, shatters their families, their freedom and their lives, and even goes so far as to visit one of BLMs long-term holding facilities, where most of America's wild horses have now been shipped too, in efforts to try and locate one of the now captured wild stallions whose riveting presence had so moved her to begin following him and his band.

As each page is turned, bringing one deeper into the heart of America's wild horses with its electrifying visual connections as to why these majestic creatures were declared national icons and living symbols of America's spirit, freedom and independence, the elegant and profound narration provides stark contrast as it simultaneously sums up the simple truths behind both the tragedy and the travesty that has been unfolding in relative obscurity to our vanishing wild herds.

Educational, beautiful and enlightening, "Wild Hoofbeats - America's Vanishing Wild Horses" is an instant classic for those who already know the value of the distinctly American wild horse, but more importantly - it is a must have for those who don't - as it powerfully communicates what is truly being lost or more accurately, what is being taken from us.

Ultimately, it reaches into the depth of the soul and as gratifying as it is visually, it leaves a penetrating sense of sadness through its crystal clear revelations - something precious and irreplaceable is being destroyed right before our very eyes and unless people wake up and speak up, it's spectacular photography may only serve future generations by historically documenting what "use to be".

Highly recommended and very reasonably priced.
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on July 14, 2009
Un libro espectacular, fotos increíbles, una edición intachable.

Con su ojo artístico y crítico, Carol nos enseña la belleza de un mudo hasta hora fuera del tiempo, el mundo de los caballos salvajes de los EE.UU. Cada foto demuestra una pasión y dedicación inmensa, transmitiéndonos testimonios de una vida simple, rustica, bella, difícil y libre de los últimos caballos salvajes. Desafortunadamente hoy se confrontan a dura realidad de la vida moderna, la cual los persigue en las llanuras sin descanso. Que resultara de este encuentro?

Carol hico mas que inmortalizar por ejemplo, el garañón español, ultimo descendente de un viejo conquistador olvidado en el nuevo mundo, sino también ofrece una ayuda con el 10% de este libro para la Cloud Foundation, quien se dedica a la preservación y protección de estos animales. A recomendar a cualquier aficionado al caballo, o a los verdes en el corazón.
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on October 11, 2008
After their introduction into the Americas by the Spanish, the horse became an integral part of the American landscape. Herds of wild horses ranged throughout North and South America and still continue to do so, albeit in severely diminished numbers, to this very day. Horse enthusiast Carol Walker has compiled a wealth of full color photographs of wild horses and their herds in "Wild Hoofbeats: America's Vanishing Wild Horses". Her fascinating visual images were taken as she observed (both from a distance and from close up) the horses of the Adobe Town herd in Wyoming's Red Desert country. The result is a documentary that is as informed and informative as it is engaging and entertaining. "Wild Hoofbeats" is a work of especial interest to horse enthusiasts and a welcome addition to personal, community, and academic library Equine Studies reference collections and supplemental reading lists.
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