The Mare and the Mouse, Martin Prechtel
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The Mare and the Mouse

Narrator: Martin Prechtel

Unabridged: 9 hr 39 min

Format: Digital Audiobook Download

Published: 08/15/2022


Beautiful and hilarious, tearful and rambunctious, very real, ironic and magic-filled, Martin Prechtel’s book 'The Mare and the Mouse' is a series of lyrical sagas in tribute to each of the native New Mexican horses that carried him through his youth on the Reservation and then again during the difficult times following his return home after over a decade in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala. First in the Stories of My Horses Series, The Mare and the Mouse is meant to be read aloud to crowds around campfires, especially to people who are mistaken that only rich people or rednecks ride horses, Prechtel credits both his own physical and spiritual survival in “modernity’s mad rush to nowhere” with the sanity of riding and living with his natural-born Southwestern horses. Not raised for show, performance, status, or money, these little horses allowed a way of living that took him flying over ravines into deep-mountain Holy places, backwards over streams, and in general keeping alive a sparkier, older spirit in an age where horses have been grossly de-natured and sadly removed from our own everyday lives after three millennia as the closest companions of our ancestors’ dreams and mythologies.