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Meeting of the Mustangs

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  38 reviews
This is an alternate Cover Edition for ISBN13: 9781310122767.

A black colt is born into a band of wild mustangs and soon learns that life can often be difficult. Follow his story as he goes from a free spirit to being captured for profit, and find out how one man gains the trust and extreme loyalty of a very special horse.
78 pages
Published June 14th 2015 (first published June 7th 2015)
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Clare O'Beara
This unsentimental novella follows the tradition of Smoky or Flicka in presenting a horse running loose with mustangs on the mountains, then passing through the hands of owners. The dangers of wild living are certainly shown with several foals not surviving to adulthood and the herd preyed upon by cougars and bears. Humans are not always kind or thoughtful, but the handsome quality of the black colt is recognised, making him valued more than other mustangs.

I enjoyed the nature descriptions as t
Danielle Urban
Sep 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy is almost like that of White Fang and Call of the Wild. The tale instantly sweeps readers into a young horse's perspective. Everything is seen and analyzed through the animal's eyes. I enjoyed reading this adventure story. The journey was challenging but good. The plot is one that will melt every reader's heart. Animals are pure and innocent and when facing dangers by both the wild and by cruel human beings we want to jump in and rescue the animal. But so ...more
Olga Miret
A somewhat idealised and nostalgic version of the life of wild horses that will enchant animal lovers I was given an ARC copy of this book and I voluntarily choose to review it.
I don’t read children’s books often, but I’ve become quite interested in horses recently and was curious about this book, that is a short read.
The story is not a fairytale, but it follows the life of a mustang colt from a very young age.He loses his father from a young age, later gets separated from the band of horses he
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is written for the horse-lovers out there. It is told through the eyes of a young black mustang colt who is born into a pack of wild mustang horses. It documents his struggle against roving predators, dangerous traps, raging fire, being separated from his pack, and his number one enemy... man. You find yourself cheering him on and wanting him so much to find true friendship, that secure sense of belonging, uncondition
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

Fans of the popular Disney movie Spirit would absolutely love this story of a black colt as he goes through life as a free stallion across the wilds of the U.S.

The storyline is adventurous and will certainly keep the reader's attention. The chapters are small enough to entertain younger readers with small attention spans but contain a good amount of substance. Though the intended a
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book introduces you to a black colt and his journey.

With Meeting of the Mustangs, Cathy Kennedy has created a remarkable story of a mustang with authentic equine characters and realistic events. It is a very appealing read, keeping you interested in the black colt's fate - as he sees it. The black colt is believable and complex; his perception of the world - shown in human language - is pretty real. Cathy Kennedy draws you close to the protagonist and his mindset while the story evolves. I
Rose Collins
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Spellbinding tale of a young wild horse.
Short, sweet and with fabulous settings that transport the reader to an imaginary place where they too can run free in the wild with the Mustangs.

Beautifully written story, a wonderful read for horse lovers, both children and adult !
Heart warming journey of a cute black colt born into a heard of wild mustangs, whose separation from his pack heralds the start of his adventures into an unknown world.
An equine coming of age journey with a very happy ending-
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
A little black Mustang is born into a herd of wild mustangs. These are his adventures. From living with his mustang family, to becoming lost, to living with humans, his new experiences are diverse as he both faces dangers and experiences joy.

This is a gentle, sweet little story that tells children about changes that we experience as we go through life. This little colt also teaches children the value of following your heart and doing what is right.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange
Eileen Carter
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This books takes you through the life of a mustang. It is written from his perspective of life and the dangers that face a wild mustang. But can a wild mustang ever become tame enough to ride? Cathy Kennedy has written a book that will sure be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Some stories have the inate power to make you want to read them again and again and again. This book has been a wonderful reading experience for me.

The plot revolves around a mustang who has to face challenges at every step. You have to read the story to find out what those challenges are. It is a book for every lover of horse stories. It is a story on relationships, of courage and being fearless no matter what the circumstances are.

What is the most beautiful feature about this book is the fact
Ruth B
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Rating: 2.5 stars

This is the story of a young horse who gets separated from his band. Born wild he will be captured, tame and different people will try to control him. The story tries to tell us how the horse feels and how he interprets the world around him. It's not fantasy, don't worry, it's simple and quite appealing for animal lovers.

The story is well written and it's full of detailed descriptions, I think young readers can enjoy it given the short length and descriptive nature.

*** I receiv
Amy Shannon
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Wonderful bedtime story

Children and those young-at-heart will enjoy this story, as it's well written, and simply written. This is the perfect bedtime story, especially for little ones who love horses, wild horses at that. A young horse strays from his herd, and so the story begins. It provides a good story, motivation and some learning within the story. I recommend this book to anyone who loves horses.
Celeste  L.
Dec 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book from the author for a review. It was a really good book, which to be honest was surprising,because I'm not a big one for horses. At first, all the horse terms confused me, but I figured it out. It was very engrossing, and had some unexpected plot twists. I also thought that the ending was unexpected. Overall, a good book.
Robin Reynolds
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received this book from the author for review*

The story opens with a young coal black colt chasing a butterfly's shadow. I was captivated from the first sentence as our little hero frolicking with his friends, raced away from mountain lions with the rest of his herd, and discovered the joys of playing in the snow. But life isn't all sunshine and flowers for the band of wild horses, and eventually the young colt is captured and thrown into a world of humans, both kind and cruel. At times the s
Book Gannet
If there’s a horse mad young reader in your life, then this book is ideal for them. I have always loved reading animal stories, and horses have been a big draw all my life – Black Beauty and War Horse will always be favourites – and I have little doubt that I would have enjoyed this as a child.

However, I have to admit, as an adult I find this book a little too much tell and not enough show. There is a good story here, but the story telling is rather detached. We follow the black colt’s adventure
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a novel that travels full circle from a memorable beginning to a satisfying ending. It delivers on the promise of bringing the reader into the world of horses. In the tradition of classics like Black Beauty, this horse-driven book, Meeting of the Mustangs, allows the narrative of a horse to determine the plot and emotions of the book. The use of personification by the author, Cathy Kennedy, is realistic and believable. The preciseness of writing keeps the flow of the book moving, yet del ...more
Oh My Bookness
Sep 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy is a novella about a black colt who is born into a pack of Wild Mustangs. The young horse somehow becomes separated from the heard, his family, and is unsure what to do next but to venture to find them. Though on his adventures he finds the world not to be the kindest of place, being young and on his own there were many dangers he faced from humans , animals, and just the wilderness and long journey itself.
This is a simple and easy read and finding kindn

Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy is a cute and strange book about one special horse.

My Summery:
Join a horse on it's journey from being a newborn with his herd. When he gets separated from his family, he moves on and meets many different families in different areas.

Summery from Goodreads (I don't feel I could accurately describe it, but I tried):
A black colt is born
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
It's been forever since I've read an animal book, particularly one focused on a horse. I remember reading The Black Stallion and Black Beauty, some Jack London stuff, and whatnot as a kid, but nothing really since. As I recall, most horse stories are about a horse moving from owner to owner, some good, some bad. Most wild animal stories are just a series of mini-crises where the animal bounces along from event to event and occasionally (by
Today We Did
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Today We Did
A black colt is born into a band of wild Mustangs. At a young age he learns that life is not easy, and danger lurks around every corner. When he is accidentally separated from his family, he journeys on alone, and lonely in the hope that he will find them again. He encounters dangers, both in nature and at the hand of man, as he grows into a stunning and spirited stallion.

This was a fairly short and easy read. It was different in that it was primarily about the horse and his experien
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
This is a beautifully written story – in a classic, traditional storytelling style. The story focuses on a certain black colt and his fellow horses. They are the main characters in this story, and they are portrayed to have the same thoughts, emotions and senses that we have. The descriptions of the various settings are vivid and colorful, and they allow the reader to literally feel the ambiance and stand alongside the colt.

The author wrote this while still in grade school and her imagination re
Barbara Ann
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Charming tale of less than one hundred pages focusing on the meanderings of a black mustang colt. As a young colt he loved to chase butterflies, playing with the other newborns. Traveling with the herd, he faced many dangers including attacks by a mountain lion and bear. One day he is separated from the herd. His travels will bring him across the lands of Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado and Oklahoma. The colt must face wildfires and hunter’s traps. One fateful day he is lassoed and brought to the b ...more
Katie Blythe
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review*

This was a very short story but was very enjoyable. It’s a simple story about a black colt living with his family of wild mustangs. He grows up learning that there are many hardships out in the world and if they aren’t careful then one wrong step could be their last. There are fun and enjoyable times which I felt good and happy about and there are some difficult times and loss which I felt genuine sorrow for. One day the c
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying that this book was what I needed. I just finished reading a couple of books that were complicated topics and another that left me very emotional. This book is one that is written in simple language and one that while it has some depth to the writing, it really centers on the feelings of the horses.

When I was contacted by the author, I said that I would read this book. Earlier this year, I read the Misty of Chincoteague books with my niece. I felt that this book would b
Amy Lou
Aug 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

A handsome black colt is born in the wild, going through many adventures as he grows up and learns how to trust.

Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy was just so darn CUTE! My heart feels all warm and fuzzy right now. The story is told (for the most part) from the horse’s point of view, so it is very interesting to see his reactions to different events, people, and horses. At different parts of the story
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Black Beauty for the modern American reader, Cathy Kennedy’s The Meeting of the Mustangs allows readers a very convincing view of life through the eyes of a gorgeous wild black horse. The language is simple and evocative, with lovely descriptions of scenery, animals and people, and a delightful sense for how and when an animal might feel frightened or brave. There’s a nice circular story arc that takes the horse from wild to pleasingly wise. And there’s a lovely feeling of life and the value of ...more
Jan 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Synopsis: "A black colt is born into a band of wild mustangs and soon learns that life can often be difficult. Follow his story as he goes from a free spirit to being captured for profit, and find out how one man gains the trust and extreme loyalty of a very special horse."

My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. When I was contacted about this book I was thrilled, if there is anything that suits my reading preferences it is horse books. I enjoyed followi
Joanie Chevalier
Meeting of the Mustangs is a sweet story about a colt who is born into a band of wild mustangs. He finds adventure along his travels, and at times he is without his band, to fend for himself. The horses face obstacles in their lives, such as predators who hunt them, cliffs where they fall off, fires that they have to run from, and worst of all, man. The colt is taught early on not to trust humans and is wary of them. When he is finally roped, he ends up in several homes and treated well enough b ...more
Dec 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: what-an-animal
Being an animal lover, I was excited for this opportunity to read about a wild mustang. We meet him at 3 months of age and follow him through his first perilous year living with the dangers of the wild country.
After he is separated from his herd, with the heartbreaking death of his last friend, the young black colt must face life on his own.
When he is captured, he discovers that humans can be dangerous as well as kind. People often don't take the time required to earn his trust and he finds hims
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Cathy Kennedy spent the first years of her life growing up in Pennsylvania before moving to South Florida at age 17. Her book, Meeting of the Mustangs, was started during her teenage years in Pennsylvania and would not be completed until many years later.

The story of the wild mustangs is somewhat reflective of her life living in the country, where her family owned horses. She wanted to complete th

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