When I discovered the illustrated book “The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses” I bought it. Now that I’ve read it, I’m going to frame it and hang it on my wall because… “It reminds me how free and beautiful wild horses are.”
“The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses”received the 1979 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration. The author, Paul Goble, a native of England studied at the Central School of Art in London
 In 1977, he moved to the Black Hills in South Dakota and was adopted by Chief Edgar Red Cloud. Goble was greatly influenced by Plains Indian culture
and his subsequent children’s books reflect this.”I feel that I have seen and learned many wonderful things from Indian people which most people would never have the opportunity to experience. I simply wanted to express and to share these things which I love so much.” Source: Wikipedia
(Written on the back cover of my book:)”There was a girl in the village who loved horses; she understood them in a special way. What she wanted was to live among the wild horses where she could be truly happy and free. Will her people let her go?”
.…And, here are some great blogs that I like that feature horses:
1) Wild in the Pryors, A Blog about the Pryor Mountain Wild Horses 2) Sotardalen Nokota Horses, Nokota horses on the west coast of Sweden 3)Alli Farkas Artist Adventures, who’s been drawing and painting horses since she was five.
Written by Mary Gilmartin, June 18, 2013