The Horse That Came in From the WildBook - 1999
The remarkable and inspiring story of Shy Boy, a mustang brought in from the wild, by Monty Roberts with stunning photographs by Canadian Chris Dydyk; now a PBS documentary. Monty Roberts' worldwide reputation is based on his amazing and gentle techniques for communicating with horses, described in his international bestseller, The Man Who Listens to Horses. Shy Boy: The Horse that Came in from the Wild gives us an even deeper understanding of the unique rapport Monty Roberts shares with these beautiful animals. It is the moving and heartwarming story of his relationship with a wild mustang and his first encounter with it in the wilderness of the high desert. Accompanied by a television crew and a photographer, Monty Roberts sets out to determine whether he could connect with a wild horse on the open range and tells of the adventure that finally brought them together and Shy Boy to the world of humankind. Months later, he took Shy Boy back to his original home with the wild horses, and released him. We share with Monty the tension of not knowing whether the once wild horse will return to his former life, or whether he will stay with the man who has communicated with him in his own language. The ending, part of a new PBS documentary to be released in June, is a rivetting, never-to-be-forgotten scene. And like Monty, readers will fall in love with the wild mustang, Shy Boy.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1999.
Edition: First Canadian edition
Characteristics: xiv, 239 pages : color illustrations