When Manda Kalimian began her mission to help America's wild horses – through rewilding – to regain their rightful place as a native species of the open plains, little did she know the challenges ahead would redefine everything she understood about who she thought she was. Born to Rewild follows Manda as she joins the struggle to rescue wild horses from a program fraught with bureaucracy, controversy, and the potential to erase the legacy of these beautiful creatures from a land that depends on their very existence. With this journey, Manda joins forces with new friends in the Native American community-all dedicated to restoring the wild horse to its natural environment through the process of rewilding. Born to Rewild: Triumphs of a Now Fearless Woman is an inspirational and passionate story of one woman's dedication to conservation and the rewilding of America's truly native wild horses.
Manda Kalimian is an award-winning author, speaker, advocate and founder, who has spent over two decades spearheading science-backed education and research to create legislation to effectuate rewilding initiatives for horses and the environment. As the founder and president of the CANA Foundation, her work to help to rewild America's wild horses and lands has been championed by top magazines, women's organizations, politicians and distinguished journalists.
"There are simple solutions to complex questions around why flora, fauna, and animals are in crisis. This book speaks to the heart of the matter."
– Dr. Ross MacPhee, Senior Curator, American Museum of Natural History
"Without the horse, we are going to forget how to be humans. When that happens, we are cancer to the habitat. This book offers a solution to humanity."
– Moses Brings Plenty, America Indian Liaison, Cana Foundation
"This book was a tonic for my heart and soul. Manda's words helped me to make sense of my own journey because strong women need other strong women. We sharpen each other like iron sharpens iron.
– Jacqueline Kapur, entrepreneur, founder, and corporate CFO