Mud Pony

Stephanie Baker

Mud Pony
Kettle River Books
5 November 2022

Mud Pony

Stephanie Baker

When she's given an orphaned colt, the narrator of Mud Pony is ecstatic--she's always wanted to raise the perfect equine partner. But this horse is flighty, traumatized, and sometimes dangerous. An adventurous city girl and high school teacher, the narrator seeks help from a neighborly team of Guadalajaran vaqueros, a rodeo clown turned horse whisperer, a young, female horse trainer, and a rehabilitated thoroughbred. Driven by a fascination for what a cowboy from the Salinas Valley (the late Tom Dorrance) called "feel," or an ability to communicate with the horse as a willing partner, the narrator chronicles her seemingly unsuccessful attempt to tame a horse that is more wild animal than domesticated pet. In the process, Mud Pony reveals how humans can shift their perspective on human-animal relationships when they recognize and accept what remains incontrovertibly wild. A personal and literary memoir, Mud Pony weaves descriptions of Bay Area coastal ranch life with scenes from San Francisco's Mission District.

This item is not currently in-stock. It can be ordered online and is expected to ship in approx 2 weeks

Our stock data is updated periodically, and availability may change throughout the day for in-demand items. Please call the relevant shop for the most current stock information. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Sign in or become a Readings Member to add this title to a wishlist.