book cover 9-inches tall by 11-inches wide, hard cover,
40 color pages, autographed by author

The Wild Horse Who Loved the Girl

AUTHOR: Jennifer Hustis
PUBLISHER: Total Publishing and Media
ISBN: 978-1-63302-089-4

COMMENTS AND REVIEWS: The quietly touching story Hustis has to tell, based on the experience of her own daughter, is accompanied by the artist’s simplified and understated, yet highly evocative, illustrations of scenes from the book.

The book is one that should make readers of any age understand the artist’s dedication to “the animals who make us better people.”

— by John Brandenburg, The Oklahoman

BOOK OVERVIEW:This short, heavily illustrated book tells the story of a wild mustang’s rescue from a shelter for homeless horses by a pre-teenage girl. The young horse clings to memories of a glorious freedom with a wild herd of horses before being subjected to cruelties and abuse when captured and later abandoned.

The young girl carefully nurtures and trains the horse in a program to find homes for these rescued animals. A bond forms between the sensitive girl and the grateful horse, who finds for the first time someone in the world of people who truly cares for him. The pair competes in horse shows as part of the training program, receiving awards and recognition for both.

When the training ends, the bond formed between the girl and the once-wild horse makes it difficult to separate them when the horse is purchased at an auction. Seeing the injustice about to ensue, a stranger steps up and surprises the horse and the girl. This is a book that horse lovers of all ages will enjoy.

The Wild Horse Who Loved the Girl is inspired by a true story and one of many Jennifer has gathered from her life of learning with horses.