Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s.
He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often observed trotting on the spot whenever he heard music.
He matured into a magnificent, highly trained and valuable animal. But then tragedy struck...
If nature had taken its course, Fosta would never have lived. But thanks to quick and loving intervention, the plucky little foal did survive.
In the first few moments of his life, he was stolen from his dame by an expectant mare. When she had no milk to give him, he had to be fostered by a third “mother” since his own refused to take him back.
From the very beginning, his chances of amounting to anything were horribly slim. Added to that, it didn’t look as if he would ever be big enough for racing.
Yet Fosta has become one of the best-known horses ever to run Australia’s grueling “ultimate endurance test,” the Shahzada.
He was born, wild and free, in the vast mountainous scrublands of Nevada. Until he was a year old, no human hand touched him, though he knew something of the danger people represented to the herd.
But one fateful day, the herd was chased by a huge black creature in the sky, and the yearling was separated from his mother.
In blind panic he ran, but he could not outdistance the terrifying, whirling thing above him, or the humans on horseback that surrounded him.
Before long, JB Andrew would come to the attention of many. He was big, leggy, and awkward, but he had a long, graceful stride and was chosen for an inmate prison program where he would be trained and made ready for adoption.
JB, short for JailBird, had a special quality that forced people to take notice. Before his retirement years later, he would win hearts and trophies in the elite competitive dressage ring by becoming the first and only wild mustang to attain success in the sport.
Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo, based on the insight and recollections of “the Flying Dutchman” himself.
Their story captured the heart of Cold War–era America—a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all.
Elizabeth Letts’s message is simple: Never give up, even when the obstacles seem sky-high. There is something extraordinary in all of us.
Encouraging readers to explore the world of horse books is a great way to gain a deeper understanding of these majestic creatures.
Visiting your local library or bookstore is a great way to find a book that resonates with you and offers an insight into the unique bond between horses and humans.
Whether it’s an in-depth look at the bond between horses and humans, or a collection of inspiring stories that will make you appreciate these incredible creatures even more – there are books to suit every taste.
Reading horse stories has the power to help us understand why horses are so special, as well as appreciate their remarkable contributions.
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