Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion
"Kelly Wilson's heartwarming picture book about a stallion rescued from the 2012 Kaimanawa muster, and his real-life journey from wild horse to show horse, illustrated by Jenny Cooper. Ranger is a wild horse in the rolling Kaimanawa Ranges of New Zealand. The lead stallion of a large herd, he protects his mares and foals from danger and takes them to safe grazing places among the tussock. One winter day, Ranger hears the buzz of a helicopter approaching. Humans u Ranger doesn't trust them. He rounds up his herd to flee, but after hours of running with the helicopter in pursuit, he finds himself locked in a pen with hundreds of frightened horses. It is his very last day in the wild. But it's also his first day of a completely new life u a life that Ranger finds frightening and confusing at first. But, with the gentle and patient care of the three sisters who have rescued him, it's a life that Ranger will eventually grow to love. And it's all a true story. "