Give Me Mountains for my Horses

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1-931832-63-3
Author: Tom Reed
Pages: 120


Give Me Moutains for My Horses

by Tom Reed

Tom Reed has a real affinity for horses and wilderness, and it shows on every page in his true tales about trail riding, horse packing, and great mountain horses. Even if you have never saddled up, you will be drawn into these heart-tugging stories of special horses, their remarkable abilities, and the inescapable bonds that develop between horses and humans.

“You’ll reach the end of the book wishing there were a few more chapters, a few more recollections, a few more horses. If you’ve ever had the slightest desire to have a horse of your own, this book is a must-read. It evokes feelings all horse lovers have felt, whether they could put words to those emotions or not.”
—Ty Stockton, Wyoming Wildlife

“Every once in a while I come across a book that swallows me whole. Each time as I reluctantly put it down, dragging my eyes from the pages leaves me disoriented as my mind is full of the images that I’ve just read about. Tom Reed’s latest book is one of those rare books that takes readers on a journey with each chapter.”
—Cara Eastwood, Wyoming News

About the Author

Tom Reed

A life-long Westerner, Tom Reed is the author of two books. In 2003, he wrote Great Wyoming Bear Stories, a work compiled through dozens of personal interviews with people whose lives had been changed — positively and negatively — by Wyoming bruins.

Most recently, he wrote Give Me Mountains For My Horses, a collection of essays about horses that Reed has owned in his lifetime.

The personal essays follow Reed’s evolution as a horseman, with a particular emphasis on wild Wyoming country and good equine companionship. Both books were published by Riverbend Publishing, Helena, Montana. His fiction and nonfiction work has also appeared in several anthologies. Reed at one time was the managing editor for the Lander Journal, and served as Senior Editor for Wyoming Wildlife magazine. In addition, he was the Publications Manager for NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) for nearly ten years.

He is a regular columnist of Wyoming Wildlife News and has won multiple awards from the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, the Association for Conservation Information, the Colorado Press Association and the Wyoming Press Association. He attended the prestigious Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference at Middlebury College in 2001. He currently splits his time between Montana and Wyoming.

Press Release

Backcountry horses inspire author
Horse lovers and others will enjoy new book

Montana author Tom Reed has a real affinity for horses and wilderness and it shows on every page of his new book, “Give me Mountains for my Horses: Journeys of a Backcountry Horseman.”

Horse lovers will love the way Reed understands horses and describes their individual personalities, but even readers who have never saddled up will enjoy Reed’s fine writing and his exceptional ability to tell a story. Readers are drawn into memorable true tales of special horses, their remarkable abilities, and the inescapable bonds that develop between horses and humans.

Most of the stories take place in the Greater Yellowstone backcountry. One chapter is about “Lad,” a big white horse that out walks all other horses and draws admiration from everyone. There is “Jade,” a “mountain lady” that is safe, secure, and uncanny in her ability to follow lost trails. There are stories about buying and selling horses, mishaps about packing horses, and trusting a good horse to get you home.

The slim volume sells for $10. It would make a great stocking stuffer or an easy book to read by a warm fire on a cold winter night. It is available at bookstores or by calling Riverbend Publishing in Helena toll-free 1-866-787-2363.

Reed currently lives in Bozeman where he spends as much time on horseback as he can. He is also the author of Great Wyoming Bear Stories.


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