By Ginger Kathrens
BowTie Press, Irvine, CA
160 Pages, 80 full color photographs,
$24.95, ISBN 1889540706
For years Ginger Kathrens, Emmy award winning cinematographer, producer and co-founder of the Wild Horse and Burro Freedom Alliance, has been beautifully documenting the lives of horses. In Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies Kathrens recounts the first five years of Cloud's life from his first faltering steps just after birth to his emergence as a powerful young stallion in southern Montana's Arrowhead Mountains.
Written as a companion book to the upcoming documentary of the same title which will air on PBS's NATURE series, it is not written from the detached perspective of a scientist studying a band of wild horses, but through the eyes of a horse loving filmmaker. Through her personal narrative and vivid photographs Kathrens allows the reader to experience the beauty and hardships these amazing animals face each day. Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies is scheduled to premier on the November 4, 2001 PBS NATURE series. Check your local listings for the exact time.
Cloud and his mother, a Palomino, graze in the
Arrowhead Mountains of Montana.