The Wild Rose: Stories of My Horses (Hardcover)
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In The Mare and the Mouse, the first book in the Stories of My Horses trilogy, Martín Prechtel sets loose his mystical memoir of a few mixed-breed horses who transform into allies of mythic proportions by his one-of-a-kind style of maneuvering through the rugged beauty of New Mexico. Together, they out-canter disillusionment and bitter despair, coursing into a dawn of beauty and humor.
This second book, The Wild Rose, continues the saga of re-finding the horses of Prechtel’s reservation-youth, which were assumed extinct, along with all the wild vicissitudes, truly magical happenings, and unique pre-cowboy Southwestern horse knowledge. This is the account of his struggle to gather a herd of these old-time Barb horses, who in the process become counselors and co-conspirators in the cause.
The Wild Rose chronicles what it takes for Indigenous beauty and wild vitality to live, disappear, reappear, revive, and thrive in the modernity’s unsympathetic clatter, and seems to hint the self-spinning condition of today’s mindset is a spiritual illness that can cease being the relentless oppressor of Nature, open land, and Naturalness in People, and re-find its own health and nobility of soul
About the Author
A leading thinker, writer, and teacher in the search for the Indigenous Soul, Martín Prechtel is a dedicated student of eloquence, history, language, and an ongoing fresh approach. In his native New Mexico Martín teaches at his international school Bolad’s Kitchen: a hands-on historical and spiritual school of language, music, ritual, farming, smithing, architecture, clothing, tools, story, and humor to help people from many lands and backgrounds to remember and retain the majesty of their diverse origins while cultivating the flowering of integral culture to grow a time of hope beyond our own.
"Martin Prechtel’s book is beautifully written and wise…he offers stories that are precious and life-sustaining. Read carefully, and listen deeply. —Mary Oliver