In a Land of Awe-Book Review — 22 Comments

  1. It’s wonderful to read your email and I’m so glad you shared about the book. I live in the upstate of South Carolina and really want to come see the beautiful, majestic horses one day. Just reading your emails in the past about the roundup I have felt empty and heartbroken. It’s such a shame. And referring to them as feral instead of wild horses is surely intentional. I’ve already said horses are majestic. In the Bible in the Book of Revelations it says “Jesus ride back on a white horses!!! May the Lord bless Chad Hanson for what he’s doing for the wild horses and you for your beautiful photos of them.

  2. It’s an outrage what has been done to the wild horses! It’s obvious that all the government and the BLM in particular care about is the interests of the cattle industry. They spread lies and misinformation about the horses in order to support their policies. It’s heartbreaking to see these magnificent animals rounded up and eventually winding up in a holding pen for an endless amount of time. So many family and friendship bonds are broken during the process along with their spirits. I hope with all my heart that someone can do something to stop this abuse but in reality, I’m not counting on it. Thank you for spreading the word about the plight of America’s wild horses.

  3. I can’t wait to read this book! I am heartbroken over the treatment of our magnificent national treasure… Our wild horses. We have a lot of work to do to try to save there’s wonderful creatures!

  4. You’re email is so informative about this book and the lives of the American Wikd Horses.
    The information that is included about the BLM and their wanting to give way to the Ranchers to graze their cattle with no questions asked, really brings home the truth that the rest of the USA need to be told about.

  5. Thank you for this review! If anyone is interested in learning more about the (mis)management of wild horses and burros, please tune into the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meetings going on through Thursday the 6th of October. You can find the link to the live stream at Starts in morning at 8AM PDT. It will open your eyes to the vast amount of scapegoating of the wild horses and burros that occurs, and tons of misinformation, starting with the Advisory Board. Thank you for this review. I will buy!

  6. Thank you for this review. I have been wanting to read this book In a Land of Awe and after reading your review I am even more determined to read this book. I’ve known about our wild mustangs since I was a horse obsessed child and always thought that the BLM was created to protect these majestic horses. But over the last few years, mostly thanks to social media, I have learned that this is not the case. It feels as if the BLM is out to totally eliminate the mustangs. In every western state. At any cost. With little regard to these horses, their history & those who advocate to keep them wild & free.

  7. Thank you for doing what you do! I love my Mustang. And I believe mustangs are a symbol of our country brave intelligent curious family centered! Our country needs wild places and wild things and especially wild horses! They should be given the same status as a bald eagle and higher I believe. Our country would not have Accomplished what we did without our wild horses!

  8. What the cattle association does along with the BLM is shameful and despicable. They get away with it because our government is so corrupt. Where would we be without the horse? Look forward to reading your book, your pictures in this post are beautiful. Thank you for all you do, all you wild horse advocates.

  9. I grew up loving horses of any kind. When I lived out west, I went looking for them often. I followed a specific group for years until a round up took place and I could no longer find them.
    I now live in Ohio. I follow all the wild horse groups and rescue organization. My heart is broken for our wild horses. They are icons and deserve to be wild and free. I miss the herd I followed and can imagine their fate, sadly.
    Save and preserve our wild horses. The world would be a sad place without them.

  10. Thank you for caring and helping to spread the word. America’s horses deserve so much better. They have done so much for us.

  11. Although always fascinated by wild horses, it has only been the past few years that I’ve seriously followed equine rescues and sanctuaries, as well as sites dedicated to the rescue of wild mustangs. It is heartbreaking to learn about the roundups and treatment of these magnificent creatures. It seems their history and challenges mirror what happens in our society. That doesn’t mean there is no hope, and those who teach and inform us are critical in our collective learning and support. A wonderful review, and I look forward to reading the book!

  12. I love looking at all the photos of wild horses. It’s a shame what is happening to them. I would love a chance to win your book to read. I have a long list of books I would like to buy. A lot of them are about the mustangs. Thank you for what you do.

  13. This is a fantastic looking book. Thank you for the review. The pictures look great. I hope I win. If not I know where yo buy it! Thank you. Thank Chad for creating this book.

  14. Loved reading about your passion with your wife anout finding the wild horses; and falling under their spell. They captured your hearts.

  15. I would love to read your book. Back in the early 2000’s, I lived near the Pryor Mountains so I went up the to the top and saw the wild horses. I sat for hours watching them through my binoculars. I was mesmerized. I no longer live there but I read as much as I can on Facebook as well as I have purchased a few books.

  16. I enjoyed reading about ur journey into the Mustangs lives.It brought out so many feelings.I live in WI an would love to actually see them up close. This year I decided to be the Organizer/Leader for Wild Mustang Rally for WI.I will keep fighting for the freedom, etc .
    Chad is a blessing to these Wild Mustangs. We need so many more like him to be there voice an to fight for there freedom. It would be an honor to be chosen to receive “In A Land Of Awe” by Chad Hanson. Beautiful work an well done. The pictures were beautiful. Best of luck to everyone.

  17. I am just awe struck and speechless.. both to your commentary and to Chad’s dedication and work.. Of course cattle rule the range.. big money is involved!.. Sad..
    Thank you Mary Hone and Chad for bringing us your the daily inspiration and love for these gorgeous horses!.. Long live the Mustang..

  18. Looks like a book well worth reading .. the spirit of the wild mustang touches anyone with a heart .

  19. The BLM as well as the USFS is not on the side of the wild life or people they are supposed to work for. They don’t want people to enjoy wildlife , ferrl horses, federal lands, lakes, rivers and forest. They just want us the general public out! I can’t wait to read this book and learn more about what can or can’t be done.

  20. What beautiful photos! I would love having this book! These mustangs are gorgeous and so precious.

  21. What a wonderful holiday gift this book would be. Too many people are not even aware we have Wild Horses, much less the truth that these icons are being ripped from their land. Most every little girl dreams of owning a horse… the wild horses belong to us all. When we truly become Stewarts we must fight to Keep Wild Horses FREE!
    Thank you for all you do to bring about awareness.

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