Give Me Mountains For My Horses Tom Reed, Riverbend Publishing, $9.95, Softcover; 866-787-2363.

givememountainsLove horses? Love taking them up into the mountains and backcountry, and to the tall timber with the elk and silent wilderness? This is the book for such people, and never has the bond between man and horse been so eloquently expressed as Tom Reed does here.

The prose is stunningly effective and magical, yet it’s a short book with no plot, nor goal to race to. The ride, however, gives us one of the most beautiful trails to follow during one man’s life with his animals. “On a good horse there are no dark thoughts you can’t out-ride on a long day,” is the author’s philosophy, and his heartfelt writing will convince you of that. —Chuck Lewis

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