Shy Boy: the horse that came in from the wild

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World-famous horse gentler Monty Roberts reveals the unique rapport he shares with one special horse: a wild mustang

In this beautifully illustrated book, Monty Roberts's be loved horse Shy Boy takes center stage. In a gripping, intimate narrative and in one hundred color photos, Monty Roberts relives their unique relationship, beginning with his first encounter with the wild horse in the high desert. During a dramatic three day ride across a hundred miles, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended.

Throughout the year that followed, Shy Boy grew to love life on the farm, playfully demanding attention and becoming fascinated by children. During a year of challenges and one frightening illness, the wild horse earned the respect and admiration of his trainers--he had exceptional spirit. And, as his fame grew following the PBS-aired documentary that featured his initial three-day encounter with Monty Roberts, Shy Boy began to receive visitors from all over the world.

Yet throughout Shy Boy's year of fame, Monty Roberts was asked, "Would Shy Boy rather be free!" With trepidation, he took Shy Boy back to the wild to let him choose: Go with your herd, or stay with your gentler. What happened is so exciting and moving that it will surprise every reader.

And like Monty Roberts, readers will fall in love with Shy Boy.

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Grouped Work ID 64cef3c8-df92-c3b4-710a-8819d4802cb8
Grouping Title shy boy the horse that came in from the wild
Grouping Author roberts monty
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-03-24 05:03:25AM
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author Roberts, Monty, 1935-
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lexile_score 970
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owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Broadneck Library
primary_isbn 9780060194338
publishDate 1999
record_details ils:a152926|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|HarperCollinsPublishers,|1999.|242 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
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subject_facet Autobiography, Horse trainers -- California -- Biography, Horse whisperers -- California -- Biography, Horses -- Behavior, Horses -- Training, Human-animal communication, Roberts, Monty, -- 1935-, Shy Boy (Horse)
title_display Shy Boy : the horse that came in from the wild
title_full Shy Boy : the horse that came in from the wild / Monty Roberts ; with photographs by Christopher Dydyk
title_short Shy Boy :
title_sub the horse that came in from the wild
topic_facet Autobiography, Behavior, Horse trainers, Horse whisperers, Horses, Human-animal communication, Roberts, Monty, Shy Boy (Horse), Training