“A remarkable treasure chest of a book. Wendy Williams ropes together history, science, and fascinating personal experiences to give new insights on every page. You’ll never look at a horse the same way again.”

Nicholas Evans, bestselling author of The Horse Whisperer


“A magnificent natural history of this magnificent animal. Wendy Williams pursues the wild and ancient creatures who put into relief the very particular horse-human relationship we have today. If you get a thrill when a horse thunders by, you must read this book.”

Alexandra Horowitz, bestselling author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know


“Whether you believe that you know horses intimately or only admire them from afar, you will find Wendy Williams’s fascinating natural history The Horse to be illuminating. Williams is a charming tour guide through the history of the horse-human bond. This book will delight you and deepen your understanding of the ongoing love affair between humans and their equine companions.”

Elizabeth Letts, bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion


“For every equestrian, here finally is a book that explains in great detail the long journey that has given us the modern horse and all of its magnificent varieties. Wendy Williams’s The Horse is full of love and firsthand experiences that make the book a most pleasurable and informative read.”

Frans de Waal, author of Peacemaking Among Primates and The Age of Empathy


“Wendy Williams has done her homework. She has roamed our world of horsespast, present, and futurerevealing cognitive processes, emotions, and behaviors similar to those of humans. What a gift. Reading, I felt a kinship with horses and a deep yearning to bond with these marvelous creatures.” John W. Pilley, emeritus professor of psychology at Wofford College and author of Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words


“Riveting and moving. A beautiful celebration of the deep evolutionary fellowship between horses and people.”

David George Haskell, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen and professor of biology at the University of the South


“I have never owned horses, but reading Wendy Williams’s fine new book made me feel that I’ve known them all my life. And that, of course, is her pointto explore not just the history of horses but the human fascination with them. She makes her case in clear, compelling prose, warmed throughout by her obvious fondness for the subject.”

Thor Hanson, author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers

 The Horse is a scientific ode to one of the most charismatic mammals on Earthit is an essential book and a loving exploration of our complicated relationship with the charming animal that we’ve variously hunted, tamed, and venerated. Readers could not ask for a better guide than Wendy Williams as she takes us to the badlands where mustangs still roam, the bones of their ancestors beneath their hooves.”

Brian Switek, author of My Beloved Brontosaurus and Written in Stone