Last Chance Mustang is the story of Samson, a formerly free-roaming, still wild-at-heart American mustang that was plucked from his mountainous Nevada home and thrown into the domestic horse world, where he was brutalized and victimized. After years of abuse, Samson had evolved into a hateful and hated, maladjusted beast - until the day he found his way to a rural Illinois farm, an ill-equipped owner, and one last chance.
Mitch Bornstein's task was to tame the violent beast whose best defense had become offense. He had 20 years of experience fixing unfixable horses, but Samson would be his greatest challenge. Through the pair's many struggles and countless battles, Samson would teach Mitch about the true power of hope, friendship, redemption, and the inspiring mettle of the forever wild and free American mustang.
©2015 Mitchell Bornstein (P)2015 Tantor
"A tough but engrossing tale of redemption, perseverance, and the bond between a horse and trainer." (Booklist)
This wonderful book is unforgettable. It makes a powerful statement about the healing qualities of love and respect. I learned so much about the American Mustang and plan to join the fight to protect these magnificent creatures.
"Amazing story, and great information about our native wild horses and the tortuous ways they are treated"
This book was so touching and informative. The Mustangs need us, just as when need them. Whether we know it or not. Let hope this book gets into the hands of persons who are willing to chip in and contribute to our mustangs' futures.
Lots to learn listening to this book
Fair warning for animal lovers this book is a TOUGH listen! It's graphic details regarding the decimation of our beautiful mustangs is really hard to hear but a necessary truth if we are to right the wrongs that have occurred over the last century.
I would love to have had a seat on the fence and witnessed Samson's training first hand! Mitch is one talented and brave trainer who admits learning as much from Samson as he did from Mitch. Overall a great story and one that needs to be heard and read far and wide so more "Samsons" are left where they belong....wild and FREE!
I loved the story of Samson and his trainer who would not give up on him. It is the story of abandonment and healing that touched me deeply. It will you too.
Yes! There were a lot of historical details about mustangs in general that I would definitely want to listen to again.
I like the way he weaved his story with Sampson with the history and current status of mustangs in the United States.
A MUST-SEE story of mustangs and one mustang who changed a man's life.
I'm glad I found this book and wish everyone would read it.
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