Since 2004, Carol Walker has been visiting wild horses in Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana and grown increasingly enamored with the colorful herds that inhabit the region, grazing and reproducing in close-knit family groups. This story begins on a crisp fall day in 2018 as she roamed rural roads in the Red Desert Complex of Wyoming. In the hours before dawn she’d glimpsed a few family bands at a distance through her binoculars. Ahead she spotted a stallion standing tall and proud, a blue roan with four white matching stockings that went up all four legs. His mane was twisted with wind knots and a long forelock covered his eyes. He was the most beautiful stallion she had ever seen! She pulled to the side of the road and got out with her camera. He would become known as Blue Zeus and it was the beginning of a love affair that lasts to this day.
Join Carol as she relates Blue Zeus’s capture and separation from his family in a BLM roundup and the coordinated efforts, led by her, to find them a safe haven. Carol shares with readers the heartbreaking details of that roundup. At present over 60,000 wild horses are captive in holding corrals that range from feedlots to pastures; too many end up being sent to slaughter or die from inadequate care.
As one of the leading advocates for America’s wild horses, Carol Walker is dedicated to educating people with her stunning photographs and stories and to stopping wild horse roundups and removals from America’s public lands, keeping them wild and free. This is a story that will win the hearts of whole families and grace bookshelves across the land. It’s a gift to be appreciated by horse and wildlife lovers everywhere!
Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert is a compelling, informative, and memorable horse photography and information book that compelled me to read as well as informed me from beginning to end thanks to the book’s insightful and useful knowledge! Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert is a book I was happy to discover because it is the perfect read for those that love horses and photography and is an incredibly important book too as well as it being stunning to flick through.
Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert is an incredible, insightful and fascinating book that will take its readers on a moving journey. The author Carol J. Walker in her book shares stunning photographs she has taken over the years and specifically, photographs relating to one beautiful stallion known as Blue Zeus. Carol takes us on a journey of how she come to see Blue Zeus and what happened next. Carol not only shares with us some of the most beautiful horse photography I have ever seen! But also important information about wild horse roundups and the removal of them from America’s public lands. Carol is on a mission to help these horses to be wild and free and she shares this poignant message alongside stunning images in her wonderful book Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert.
The knowledge and wisdom courtesy of Carol J. Walker laced throughout the book is equally impressive as her photography. Just when I thought Walker could not have any more information/insight to share, she did! And it made for a really informative read that opens your eyes as well as captivates you from start to finish.
What I love about Carol J. Walker’s literature too is that she is never once preachy or pushy; instead, she wonderfully shares her knowledge in order to help spread awareness of the situation and to suggest ways we can collectively help and what can be done to stop what is happening.
What I also loved throughout the book is the level of passion for horses. This book truly is a dream book for those that adore horses and the photography throughout truly is stunning. Carol J. Walker is an incredibly talented photographer and this combined with her beautiful words throughout makes her a wonderful woman and Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert a stellar book!
Overall Blue Zeus: Legend of the Red Desert is an inspiring,
incredible, and informative book that will delight, entertain, and inform you so I have to award this stellar book five stars! Please do have a read of the book preview below, you won’t regret it!
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