The wild horse is a majestic, beloved, and federally protected icon of the American frontier with a history as epic as the land it inhabits. It’s also the subject of heated controversy and dispute.
In his book, journalist David Philipps tells the epic history of America’s wild horses. An enduring symbol of freedom and independence, wild horses are so beloved they’re one of just two animals protected by an act of Congress. They’re prodigal sons and daughters, returned home to North America after 10,000 years roaming the earth. They’re also the subject of fierce controversy. Philipps joins us to share what he’s learned about the majesty and plight of the mustang. (Rebroadcast)
David Philipps is a Pulitzer Prize–winning national reporter for the New York Times. His new book is called Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].