Follow along as one trainer and a young mustang mare discover partnership and trust while they prepare for the Mustang Makeover in Germany.
For 90 days, biologist and horsewoman Vivian Gabor recorded her experiences with Mona, the wild horse that had crossed a continent and an ocean to find a new home. Through words and wonderful color photographs, Vivian shares the ups and downs as she progresses with Mona’s training, discovering new insights about horses and their true nature along the way.
Informational sidebars on the science behind the process of horse training help explain Vivian’s reasoning for the methods she chooses to follow when working with a mustang. Steps for patiently and naturally introducing groundwork, liberty work, and first rides are vividly illustrated.
But it is the resulting friendship between woman and horse that most resonates, providing all readers an opportunity to imagine what it might be like to train a mustang of their own.
Published by Trafalgar Square Books. Purchase from www.horseandriderbooks.com or other booksellers.
Viveka Rannala, DVM was born and raised in Canada and decided at the age of four she was to become a veterinarian. Following graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2017, she completed an internship at Peninsula Equine Medical Center in Menlo Park, CA. Since then, she has moved closer to home and joined the team at Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood working exclusively with horses. She is a member of the AAEP, AVMA, and WSVMA.