Photographer Carol Walker Invites Your Support for Galloping to Freedom
Kickstarter campaign offers opportunity to be part of the wild horse solution
Disrupted family bands. Terrifying round ups. Relegation to holding pens: America’s wild horse herds are in peril of extinction, but award-winning equine photographer Carol Walker offers viable alternatives in her new book, Galloping to Freedom: Saving America’s Wild Horses, and she is inviting supporters to help her publish this important guide to ensuring our legacy animals’ future.
The book needs to be printed, distributed and advertised, and for that, Walker needs financial help. “Be part of the solution,” she offers supporters. “Let us work together to preserve this important part of our American heritage.”
Galloping to Freedom provides pro-active approaches—collaboration, litigation, effective planning and support for sanctuaries—that will change the way the public and land managers resolve the wild horse dilemma. Presenting the serious argument for Walker’s proposed solutions, Galloping to Freedom is also a standout hard-cover coffee table book, filled with Walker’s evocative images of horses in the wild and in sanctuaries, all in vibrant color. Without doubt, Galloping to Freedom engages the reader’s intellect and emotions.
Walker has selected online platform Kickstarter (www.kickstarter.com ) to manage her fundraising campaign. Funding is all-or-nothing; if the project doesn’t earn enough support in a specified time period, the offering is cancelled and no money changes hands.
Donors to the Galloping to Freedom project will receive autographed copies of the book, be named in book, web and media acknowledgments, and (depending on the contribution level) may receive signed art prints of images from the book. Contributors can be assured that Walker will produce: She has a significant track record of successful publishing. Her first book, Wild Hoofbeats: America’s Vanishing Wild Horses, earned critical acclaim and numerous awards; her popular second book, Horse Photography: The Dynamic Guide for Horse Lovers, also continues to sell well.
If Walker gains sufficient support, Galloping to Freedom will send the urgent message out this year. As Walker says, “If the project doesn’t fund, this important book will have to wait, and time is crucial for saving our wild horses. Another year passing means more horses will be rounded up, taken from familiar ground and their family bands, and face an uncertain future. The time is right for this book to reach the public and encourage the solutions I present.”