Author, Caitlin Drummond is a horse lover and equestrian.
In 2012 she graduated with a BS in Agricultural Science and a minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State University. In 2016 she graduated with an MS in Marine Resources Management from Texas A&M University at Galveston.
Drummond worked with the feral horses on Assateague for four summers from 2011 to 2014, this book chronicles her personal experiences with some of the horses she saw every day. Feeling that all too often biologists lump individual animals in with their entire species and expect the same from all Drummond believes that to truly understand an animal you need to look at the individual and their personality, temperament, and behavior. This is how she looked at the horses on Assateague. Each individual horse has their own chapter.
Her ultimate goal is work in the wildlife conservation field and apply the technique of looking at the individual to all species to gain better insight into the species as a whole and would especially love to employ this method with other East Coast barrier island feral horse herds and use it to help with the management issues that they’re faced with.
This book details her memories of working at the Assateague paradise with the horses she grew to love.