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  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143772910
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $60.00

Wild Horses of the World



An honest study of the diverse beauty of the world’s wild horses and the harsh, yet picturesque landscapes they call home.

Wild horses have been an important part of wildlife on Earth for centuries, yet many herds now face serious threats — and very few people can claim to have seen them galloping free across the plains, or scaling mountain passes.


Kelly Wilson has. For this book, she spent years researching the world’s wildest herds, travelling the globe and living among them. From the remote forests of Canada and snowcapped mountains of America, to the unforgiving deserts of Australia and windswept beaches of New Zealand, Kelly has captured a raw and honest portrayal of these animals — their rugged beauty, their unique way of life, and the harsh, yet picturesque landscapes they call home.


Live the adventure alongside her, as Kelly looks into the secret lives of wild horses, how their populations are managed, and the many hardships they must overcome in their fight for survival.

  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143772910
  • Imprint: Random House NZ
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $60.00

About the author

Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson is the bestselling author of five autobiographical non-fiction books:For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges, Mustang Ride, Saving the Snowy Brumbies and Taming the Wild, a children’s picture book Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion and the junior chapter book series Showtym Adventures. With her sisters Vicki and Amanda, Kelly has starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping Up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses, and travelled to America and Australia to rescue and tame wild horses.

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Praise for Wild Horses of the World

This book is more than the coffee table book, made for a quick look in a spare moment and then forgotten about...Wild Horses of the World gives a clear and compassionate portrait of these beautiful creatures and is to be recommended for its positive and committed call to recognise and protect them.

Clare Lyon, NZ Booklovers

Kelly Wilson has outdone herself with this stunning book full of the most incredible photographs. The book is the result of two years in which Wilson captured the secret lives of wild horses. She spent months living outdoors with them in Australia, Canada, America and New Zealand. She says she gained an intricate insight into their lives and saw how populations are managed around the world. But it quickly became more than that, she says. Wild Horses of the World has an important environmental message as well. Anyone who loves horses or indeed animals will love going on this adventure with Kelly Wilson.

Linda Hall, Manawatu Guardina

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