Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy


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The author sent me an ARC of this book (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

A black colt is born into a band of wild mustangs and soon learns that life can often be difficult. Follow his story as he goes from a free spirit to being captured for profit, and find out how one man gains the trust and extreme loyalty of a very special horse.

(by Amazon)

For hundreds of years, generations of wild mustangs have roamed large parts of the western United States. Many of these magnificent animals can live their entire lives without ever seeing a single human being. Being completely self-sufficient, they inhabit the wilderness in groups, living together peacefully and posing no threat to any of the other animals with which they share the land.

Through knowledge that has been passed down to them from their ancestors, these horses are masters of survival and know what things to fear and how to protect themselves from those dangers.

This is the story of a special horse. His life begins much the same as the other young horses in his group, but will turn out to be much different. Through no fault of his own, he is separated from everything he has come to know and thrown into an entirely different way of life. Although his world changes drastically, his adventures continue until he finds himself in the unexpected position to repay a kindness that was once shown to him.

Friendship can sometimes be found in the least likely forms, in the most difficult times.

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Children, Animals
Series: n.a.
Length: 78 pages
Release date: 2015-06-14

 

Teaser


Late one night as the horses were grazing, the leader came upon some fresh bear tracks. She sensed danger as did the other horses. The little black colt was sleeping when the cry of danger came from the leader. He awoke instantly and was beside his mother in seconds.


My Opinion

This book introduces you to a black colt and his journey.

With Meeting of the Mustangs, Cathy Kennedy has created a remarkable story of a mustang with authentic equine characters and realistic events. It is a very appealing read, keeping you interested in the black colt’s fate – as he sees it. The black colt is believable and complex; his perception of the world – shown in human language – is pretty real. Cathy Kennedy draws you close to the protagonist and his mindset while the story evolves. I was drawn close to the black colt – keeping my fingers crossed for him, and cheering him on. The main character is complex, believable until and including the end (years of practised natural horsemanship revealed remarkable interactions).

This is a book for you if you like animal stories, horses, and love and respect nature.

Recommended!

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Suspenseful
Pace Steady
POV Third person – past tense
Language :mrgreen:
Violence 😳
Sexual content :mrgreen:

 

About the author

Cathy Kennedy spent the first years of her life growing up in Pennsylvania before moving to South Florida at age 17. Her book, Meeting of the Mustangs, was started during her teenage years in Pennsylvania and would not be completed until many years later.

The story of the wild mustangs is somewhat reflective of her life living in the country, where her family owned horses. She wanted to complete the book for younger readers who have a love for animals, and finally convinced herself that she should continue the story where she’d stopped writing many years before.

She currently lives in Ohio with her husband and three rescued tuxedo cats.

Connect with the author:

Amazon:  Cathy Kennedy

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Meeting of the Mustangs?  Or – if you did not yet read Meeting of the Mustangs – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy

  1. My love of reading was sparked by my obssession with horses! Black Beauty, The Silver Brumby. The Black Stalion etc etc. If it had a horse on the front – I read it. I might have to re-live my childhood & add it to my BTR list.

    • In addition to the books you certainly enjoyed the TV series as well: Flicka, Fury, etc.
      It is a nice story – told on behalf of the black mustang; you will certainly enjoy reading it, Diana.

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