on her
to save
wild horses and heal the world

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.


Monica Butschek 5.0 out of 5 stars An Honest, Vulnerable Memoir About Wild Horse Advocacy Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2021 I listened to Born to Rewild on Audible, and thoroughly enjoyed listening to Manda tell her story of becoming a wild horse advocate. She speaks as though we were best friends sitting down together after not catching up for quite some time. Everything she shares is extremely relatable, from the shock and disillusionment at learning the equestrian industry's dark secret that riding horses are often left at auction to wind up in slaughterhouses - YES, that lesson horse your child is learning to ride on could very well be on someone's dinner table after his or her business use is over - to the shock and horror of discovering that our nation's magnificent wild horses are brutally chased by helicopters, stampeding them into holding pens where they, too, often wind up facing a terrifying and cruel death in Canada or Mexico's slaughterhouses. Manda candidly shares her soul calling to help the horses by rewilding them, that is, keeping and returning them to their rightful place on our public lands, along with rewilding the lands themselves. If you care about Nature, the planet, and the animals who depend upon us to keep their homes as Nature intended, then this refreshingly honest and vulnerable memoir is for you.