Nature & Wildlife

Horse Sanctuary

A true horse-lover's book with an inspirational message of caring, this volume features the horses and stories of the most important refuges--from the rugged grasslands of South Dakota where wild mustangs can run free, to an oasis in the Arizona desert for mares.
The indomitable spirit of a wild horse running free has become a symbol of America. However, many of these noble creatures are fighting for their survival. In powerful portrait and location photography and compelling stories told for the first time--further strengthened by the voice of Temple Grandin--this unprecedented work reveals the nature of wild horses, as well as their rescue and rehabilitation.

About The Author

Allison Milionis is a journalist who writes about wild and domestic animals and the people who advocate on their behalf. Her articles have appeared in The Oregonian, The Sentinel, and Los Angeles Citybeat, among others. Karen Tweedy-Holmes is a photographer who focuses on wild and domestic animals. Her work is widely exhibited at museums across the United States and has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times, and Time, among others. Dr. Temple Grandin's writings on principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many large corporations to improve animal welfare. Her books Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human were both on the New York Times bestseller list.

  • Publish Date: March 26, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Nature - Animals - Horses
  • Publisher: Universe
  • Trim Size: 11 x 9
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $40.00
  • CDN Price: $40.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2478-8


Horse Sanctuary is a must-have for anyone that shares a compassion for horses and their welfare.” ~Equestrian Magazine

Horse Sanctuary beautifully depicts in words and photographs the daily travails and triumphs of equine rescue. A must-have for anyone who believes a humane and compassionate world is possible for all animals.” ~Gene Baur, President & Co-Founder of Farm Sanctuary, author of Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food

Horse Sanctuary beautifully and in great detailed shows 13 of the most well-run and effective sanctuaries for horses around the United States of America. With photos that show lovely and real horses - not show horses - and with vivid descriptions of the wide open surroundings at the equine refuges as well as the creative methods of fund-raising employed by the rescue organizations, this book is truly a hopeful and action-oriented collection of stories.”  

"As founder of America's only organization created specifically to support and provide resources to this country's equine welfare community, I am pleased to see the tireless and compassionate efforts of the men and women who give so much of themselves to saving, rehabbing, and re-homing or providing permanent sanctuary to these animals finally recognized.” ~Shirley Puga, National Equine Resource Network

"Horse Sanctuary is a beautiful book about the relationship between people and horses." ~Temple Grandin, Author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human

"This lovely book captures the spirit and beauty of horses—even those who have been so mistreated. Thank you for making your gorgeous subjects known, loved, and appreciated." ~Hope Ryden, author of America's Last Wild Horses

"This is one of the most interesting and helpful books on a specific animal species that I have seen. Horses have played such an important part in human lives and yet they may suffer from abuse, neglect and human ignorance. In this book, 13 of America’s most effective sanctuaries for equines are visited. There are unforgettable stories of horses and their rescuers and their rehabilitation efforts. And if anyone wants to learn more or help, there is a directory of contact information on the sanctuaries covered as well as one for additional resources. But, as much as this book is for animal/horse lovers, it is also for photographers. The images of the animals are great lessons in how to approach and develop a portfolio on one subject. There are many beautiful photographs that capture the spirit of the horses and the compassion of the rescuers." ~Apogee Photo, Inc.

"Not only is this book filled with beautiful images of horses, but it also tells the stories of 13 horse sanctuaries across the U.S. Each has its own individual mission, but there’s a shared passion for rescuing horses. This is not your average “horse coffee table book”; this book is something special." ~Design Sponge

"In words and photographs, this necessary book pays tribute to those who take care of our equine castaways. Find out who they are, help them in your own way—and learn their stories." ~Deanne Stillman, author of Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West, a LA Times best book of the year

"Heartwarming stories and luscious photographs of animals who have been saved from cruelty and neglect to find an abundance of love and care in thirteen extraordinary equine sanctuaries across America. A book full of kindness and grace that will make you happy." ~Susan Richards, New York Times best-selling author of Chosen by a Horse

“Alison Milionis and Karen Tweedy-Holmes have done a purely masterful job of bringing the reader to the inner world of equine sanctuaries and rescues. Alison writes with real clarity and texture, and Karen’s photographs show us the hearts of the horses and the caretakers who love them.” ~Jane Heath, Co-Founder of Montana Horse Sanctuary.

"I would like to compliment Karen Tweedy-Holmes and Allison Milionis on this wonderful job of presenting the work of those of us who have made it our life's work to offer refuge to America's displaced equines. We are truly honored to be included here with our colleagues around the country. We do what we do because we all believe that these special animals, who have served mankind for so long as partners and companions, have earned the right to dignity and safety throughout their lives." ~Allen Warren, Horse Harbor Foundation

Author Bookshelf: Allison Milionis