“Joe Camp is a master storyteller.” – The New York Times
The highly acclaimed sequel to the National Best Seller
The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd
#1 Amazon Best Seller
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“In Born Wild Joe Camp continues to demonstrate, in simple, unpretentious eloquence, how much we two-legged creatures can learn from horses. One of the rewards for reading the book is that it can be taken literally as the tale of a newborn horse fancier learning his craft, or as the road map for humanity on how to develop leadership in any herd. With humor, affection and discernment, Camp repeatedly underscores that true relationships are built on trust with any creatures.” – From renowned education writer Jack L. Kennedy, reviewing for The Joplin Independent
This sequel to The Soul of a Horse is another voyage into uncharted territory from the couple who had no horses and no clue just a few short years ago. A journey of discovery with wild horses going domestic and domestic horses going wild. And a federal agency going mad. Told as only Joe Camp can tell it. For everyone who has ever loved a horse or loved the idea of loving a horse. The author of the highly acclaimed National Best Seller The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd strikes again with an uplifting, inspirational love story of trust, tears and joy that will once again be changing lives for the better all across the planet.
More praise for Joe Camp’s writing:
“Joe Camp’s new book Born Wild is making me late everywhere…I can’t put it down…Kudos Joe!” – Cate Crismani, Editor – True Cowboy
“Read and loved both The Soul of a Horse and Born Wild! Huge thanks to Joe and Kathleen for all they’ve done, dared, shared, and are doing . If you haven’t read these wonderful, wondrous works, do yourself a favor and start reading today!” – Ron Tatus
“One cannot help but be touched by Camp’s love and sympathy for animals and by his eloquence on the subject.” – Michael Korda, The Washington Post
“I couldn’t imagine how you would top The Soul of a Horse, but you did! I just finished Born Wild. I could not put it down! Your ability to tell the story of the wild mustang is amazing. I haven’t been able to get the book off my mind! You have such a way of grabbing the reader and not letting go!!!” – Yvonne Rawleigh
“Joe Camp is a natural when it comes to understanding how animals tick and a genius at telling us their story. His books are must-reads for those who love animals of any species.” – Monty Roberts – Author of New York Timers Best-seller The Man Who Listens to Horses
“Some days this battle has me saying ‘what am I doing? beating my head against this wall just hurts.’ But then I see something like this book and can say ‘This is why I engage this insanity.’ To see that people like Joe Camp have paid attention… and how deeply this has touched him and to know that sweet mare that I saw so brutally taken from her home has found a place of understanding in this craziness… well all I can say is ‘Thank you Joe’” – Laura Leigh, Founder – Wild Horse Education
“To say too much about Camp’s compelling book would be to spoil much of the beauty and simplicity of the story. The tightly-written, simply-designed and powerfully drawn chapters often read like short stories that flow from the heart.” Jack L. Kennedy – The Joplin Independent
“Joe Camp is a gifted storyteller and the results are magical. Joe entertains, educates and empowers, baring his own soul while articulating keystone principles of a modern revolution in horsemanship.” – Rick Lamb – TV/Radio host – The Horse Show
Terry Jenkins wrote, “This book was a joy to read, even if it had me sometimes cursing, sometimes weeping. The cursing and the weeping were WITH Joe Camp, not at him. He is an excellent storyteller who has spoken up for the horse, again. This Kindle version is cram packed with live links for extending the learning. I hope ten million people will read it.” – Terry Jenkins
Patti Mendes wrote: “This new book is FABULOUS! With Born Wild you have done more for the Mustangs than anyone since Wild Horse Annie!”
Chris Lombard, renowned trainer-clinician and author of my personal favorite book Land of the Horses” wrote this about Born Wild, “I loved this book on so many levels. From my perspective as a horse trainer and clinician. As a person who wants to care for his horses in the best way possible. And as a reader who wants to fall in love with a story. Joe’s writing has you heartbroken in one moment and wanting to stand up and cheer the next. The ups and downs, all told with stirring description and great heart, had me from the start. And when I walked up to my horse, Rocky, after I had finished the book, I had a smile. We were, once again, so much better off for having followed Joe on another journey.”
“Born Wild is an extraordinary book. Every horse will be ever grateful to Joe for writing it. Buy it for your daughters, sons, friends, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, vets, farriers, neighbors, hay dealers, feed merchants, the local breeders, the people who muck out at their stables, the people who rent trailers, the people who have horse rescue centers. Buy paper copies and leave them accidentally on purpose at the racetracks, at the show jumping events, horse auctions and at clinics you attend. Buy the kindle version for everyone you know who likes horses. And those that would if they had the chance. And maybe include those that don’t know anything about horses much at all but you know like stories. Joe Camp has written a book that will change the way you think about horses forever. Kathleen Camp has photographed her husband Joe and their horses and her work invites us to share a rare, intimate narrative. Millions of horses around the world desperately need us to change and this important book can make that happen.” - Helen Underwood Miller
From Joe Camp…
It’s been a long time coming. I began this book five years ago. We had only been horse owners for a year and a half and I had been asking a lot of questions, apparently too loudly too often, about how our new horses should be kept and cared for… and what we could learn by looking to the horses in the wild.
“Not a thing,” I was told, over and over again. “The domestic horse and the horse in the wild are not even the same species anymore.”
That made no sense to me. I remembered a teacher I once had who taught me to make decisions based upon knowledge and wisdom, not hearsay. So we began a new exploration, a new journey, once again charging off into uncharted waters… until we were suddenly stopped cold in our tracks and the book went on the shelf for almost three years. A very important three years, it turned out, that uncovered knowledge and wisdom we didn’t even know we were missing, and conclusions we could never have come to three years earlier. These discoveries astounded us, exhilarated us. And made us better. I hope that the words in this book have melted into the folds of what was being done, not what is being said. For that is their purpose. To create the experience for you that you might live it with us, do it with us. Feel it with us.
And now those words are yours. We hope you’ll find them worthy, and share them often.
Joe & Kathleen
“I read until late last night, and although I’m just a short way into the story, this is my thinking. I believe your body of work, starting with ‘Soul’, has been leading to this book. Your engaging writing style, not just about horses in general but about a specific herd, specific horses you brought into your life, is lovely. I believe Born Wild will prove to be another ‘Black Beauty’, which in that time, awakened people to the needs of horses and swept the country/world. We need that awakening again; thank you for doing that.” – Ruella Yates
“I just finished reading “Born Wild” by Joe Camp. The American government is supposed to be protecting our wild horses, but corruption abounds, and instead this administration is spending millions of tax payer’s money to decimate them. In “Born Wild” these facts are eloquently interwoven into a moving and enlightening love story about horses; both wild and domestic. Everyone should read this book. Thank you to Joe and Kathleen Camp for shining the light on such an important subject in such a beautiful way.” – Melanie Foster-Bowles
“Be prepared…when you read Born Wild…to run the gamut of every human emotion known to man! You get so intent, so hooked into their story, it’s like sitting on the back porch, mason jar of red wine in hand, listening to Joe and Kathleen word for word. Born Wild is another massive step forward in spreading the word on the plight of our beautiful American wild mustangs and again, world wide, how important it is to care for our domestic equine friends “as mother nature intended’. Thank you Joe and Kathleen! You are excellent teachers! =-)” – Deb Long
“Couldn’t wait to get “Born Wild” electronically and hated to stop reading it long enough to tell you it’s another wonderful work. Malachi continues to touch so many. Thanks so much for your and Kathleen’s magical efforts in behalf of the Horse! Wishing it could go on and on!” – Ron Tatus
“This is a very special book and may very well be the tipping point needed for the horses of the world to get a better deal. Thank you Joe Camp.” – Maureen Lynch Vanderstad