- The wild ponies of Assateague
Island make a moving backdrop to this story of two orphans. The
story opens with the birth of Majesty, one of the wild ponies. When
her father Bright Star is challenged for the horse harem by a
younger stallion, Majesty gets in the way of a hoof blow to her
father. When she awakes, Bright Star is dead. Later her mother
Morning Star is caught in a wave and pulled out to sea.
- Michael Jennings loses his parents
in a car accident, which leaves him with injuries to his legs.
During a trip to see the wild ponies, Michael notices Majesty and a
kinship is felt between them.
- Majesty from Assateague is
a charming story that educates the reader about how the ponies ended
up on Assateague as well as the annual auction as a means to manage
the population. Both Michael and Majesty overcome the loss of
their parents and forge their own path. There is a spiritual element
to the story as Majesty's near death experiences conjures up dreams
of a higher horse power.
- Harvey Hagman is a retired
journalist, who continues to write adventure travel articles. He and
his wife host a radio show with a travel focus.
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