Finalist for the READING THE WEST BOOK AWARD for illustrated nonfiction.
Captivating photographs and stories of the wild horses of the west.
Take an intimate look at the majestic equines who roam the public lands of the Mountain West: Wild Horses of the West provides a front row seat to a world rarely glimpsed by most people. Stories highlight specific horses known in these areas, such as The Old Man, One Ear, and the Cremello Brothers, whom the photographer, Jan Drake, has been following with her camera for years. More than 200 color photographs are divided into sections including Family Bands, Mares and Foals, Fighting Mustangs, Stallions and Bachelors, and Cedar Mountain Mustangs.
Jan Drake is a long-time photographer based in Park City, Utah. She oversees the equestrian center at the National Ability Center (NAC) where adaptive horseback riding, trail riding, equine-assisted learning, and hippotherapy is made available to all ages and abilities. As part of an annual fundraiser for the NAC, Drake guides private groups on photography excursions to see wild horses of the west up close. She also volunteers regularly with the nonprofit Intermountain Wild Horse and Burros Advisors. This is her first book.