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by Ginger Kathrens

Published as a companion volume for public television’s Nature series, Cloud: The Wild Stallion of the Rockies is documentary filmmaker Ginger Kathrens’s personal retelling of her years following the wild horse she named Cloud. Beautifully designed, the book is elaborately photographed and divided into seventeen chapters that follow the life of a wild stallion, just one of hundreds of horses that have roamed wild in the Rocky Mountains for two hundred years. The book begins with the author and filmmaker witnessing the birth of a helpless white colt, that will soon capture her heart and imagination. Each subsequent chapter documents Cloud’s interaction with his mare Raven, his brother Diamond, and other colts in the wild as well as his adventures encountering dangerous predators, older stallions, and human trappers. The author follows Cloud over the course of five years, taking note of his physical and behavioral development, as his begins to take on more of a leadership role in the band of wild bachelors he’s joined, to become a fighter, a survivor, and a father. Kathrens’s emotional involvement in Cloud’s story is palpable, such as when she tearfully watches the young stallion get captured by trappers. Due to his unusual coloration, he is set free, though the other members of his band and sisters are removed and sold. Returning to the mountains every season, the author continues to look for Cloud in the vast wild habitat, always relieved to find him still living, despite fights, predators, and encounters with trappers. She is later is touched to see how Cloud, the five-year-old mare, grazes with his yearling son, the first of his new family. Kathrens’s gripping observations of wild horses of the Arrowheads, their fights, struggles, and alliances, give the reader much insight into the fascinating behavior of these wild horses.
Download Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies, Revised and Updated epub
ISBN: 1889540706
ISBN13: 978-1889540702
Category: Science
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
Author: Ginger Kathrens
Language: English
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books; First Edition edition (September 1, 2001)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1797 kb
FB2 size: 1206 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 306
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If you saw this episode of Nature, it's a great companion piece, even if you didn't, if you love horses, this is a great book to have. Beautiful photography inside. It is an excellent example of the life of America's wild horses, and the continuing threat of extermination they undergo by the very government agency that is tasked with their protection.

Hopefully with the internet, more of the public will become aware of the plight of wild horses, which were supposed to be protected under the law, but that protection is not being enforced. I hope everyone who cares about horses will take some time to find out the facts of what is even now happening on the public land these various groups of Mustangs are being driven off of, in favor of welfare ranchers and mining interests.
I came across the 2nd book in the series of 'Cloud' quite by happenstance and got hooked on this magnificent group of Mustangs located on U.S. government land in Montana. This particular book starts with Kathryn's discovery of the little palomino colt and her photography of him and his particular herd and their changes over the next several years. I need to get book three to find out what happened to the beautiful Sitka and how decimated the herds became after government (BLM) roundups and removal of hundreds of horses from this Herd Management Area. The series is tremendously insightful as to the workings of wild horse behavior and heartbreaking to realize we are watching the dynamics of the American Wild Horse be eradicated from our collective memories by our government. Enjoy! Get involved!
Lovely book for the horse lover. Well written and easy to read.
Always wanted to read Cloud's full story. This is an excellent book about a legendary wild horse. Ginger was the only one who could have written it. It's a privilege to read it.
Trash Obsession
The video and the book are excellent. Ginger Kathrens does a good job. You get an excellent feel for wild horses.
Can't put the book down ! Love it
I purchased the first book on Cloud and the pictures and story was awesome. When I realized that I missed this book, I quickly got on line to purchase it. Again, the pictures are so beautiful and to be able to follow up on this beautiful mustang was such a gift.
This book is so well written, it allows any readers interested in wild horse life to follow along with the life of this wild stallion. Enjoyed it a lot.