The Horse Lover is a story laced with grit, humor, and hard-won love featuring one cowboy and 1500 mustangs.
The opportunity soon dropped in his lap to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States.
The Horse Lover is Day’s personal history of the sanctuary’s vast enterprise, with its surprises and pleasures and its plentiful dangers, frustrations, and heartbreak. Day’s deep connection with the animals in his care is clear from the onset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering that he used to train fifteen hundred wild horses. The Horse Lover weaves together Day’s recollections of his cowboying adventures astride some of his best horses, all of which taught him indispensable lessons about loyalty, perseverance, and hope.
– Larry Watson, author of Montana 1948
– J. Edward de Steiguer, author of Wild Horses of the West
– Dennis DeConcini, former U.S. senator from Arizona
– Allan J. Hamilton, MD, author of Zen Mind, Zen Horse