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  • Genre:NATURE
  • SubGenre:Animals / Horses
  • Language:English
  • Pages:160
  • eBook ISBN:9781620957554

Wild Hoofbeats

America's Vanishing Wild Horses

by Carol J. Walker

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Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses, is an evocative collection of elegant images and poignant stories. Author/photographer Walker brings to brilliant life the wild horses of the Adobe Town herd in Wyoming’s Red Desert and gives readers an insider’s perspective on these graceful, courageous animals. The 160-page award-winning softcover book is at the same time a coffee-table enhancement and a thought-provoking presentation of the current state of affairs for America’s treasured wild horses.
“Dust boils up off the prairie. In a land that seems empty of all but sagebrush, wisps of grass, dirt and sun...moving shapes begin to take form: white blazes, flashing eyes, manes flying and tails waving, the occasional sharp hoof. There is sound too, a gradually growing dull thunder that vibrates the ground like an enduring earthquake. Soon dust, shapes, and sounds resolve themselves into running horses—a huge number of running horses.” – from the introduction to Wild Hoofbeats An emblem of the American West and once numbering in the millions, the wild horse is considered by some today as a resource to be exploited or a pest to be eliminated. Now the wild horse is on the verge of being removed entirely from our nation’s public lands. Wild Hoofbeats takes us deep into “Adobe Town” in Wyoming’s Red Desert and one of the largest remaining wild herds in America. In passionate prose, but above all in stunning photographs that are both intimate and grand, Carol Walker convinces us to take the future of these elegant, exceptional animals to heart.
About the author
Carol’s passion for photography started at an early age, with animals as her favorite subjects. She studied literature and photography as an undergraduate at Smith College, and continued her education in photography after graduating, studying portraiture and nature photography. She has traveled all over the world photographing wildlife for the past 28 years. In 2000, Carol started her business Living Images by Carol Walker, specializing in photographing horses. Carol’s images illuminate the relationship between horses and their people, as well showcase the beauty of horses with her stunning images of horses at liberty. She teaches workshops for amateur photographers on equine photography. Her commercial work includes catalog covers for leaders in the Equine industry. She has had numerous calendars published featuring her work, and she markets her fine art prints from her website www.LivingImagesCJW.com as well as in several locations on the Front Range of Colorado. Carol has done presentations on equine photography and on wild horses at Equine Affaire in CA, OH and MA as well as at the Western States Horse Expo. Nine years ago, Carol began photographing wild horses. As she followed several herds in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana, she became aware of how precarious their situation on public lands has become. Since then, she has dedicated herself to educating people with her photographs and stories about the wild horses. Her book Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses is available at www.WildHoofbeats.com. The award-winning book was released winter of 2008 and is currently in its second printing. Carol just released her second book, Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers.