The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs. I first heard of Alan’s book when I got a request from his agent and co-author Lynn Wiese Sneyd to be on my podcast, Ron’s Amazing Stories. I liked the concept so I immediately went to Amazon and downloaded the sample. I was hooked! I knew that I had to finish the book and then book him on the show. As for the interview Alan turned out to be just what he presents in his story. He is a full-fledged American Cowboy who is a born story teller.
The book is a work of art. There is no better way to describe it. The depiction of the ranch, the horses and people Alan works with is so clear, that you feel like you are standing right there. The laid back writing style feels more like sitting around the ole’ campfire than reading about it. You can almost hear Alan ride up on Clyde, dismount and ask for beans and coffee (not part of the story by the way).
The book covers Alan’s struggles, joys, heartaches and dreams of creating home for the homeless. The displaced are a herd of 1500 wild mustangs left to rot due to overpopulation. The thought that kept going through my mind as I read this book was the love and patience that it took to win over these wild creatures and show them not all of humankind is evil. Alan takes you into his world. One that is different, new and exciting with each turning of the page.
Who would I recommend this book to? Everyone! It has passion, it has excitement, it has humor and best of all it gives you a view into the heart of a true American Cowboy.