The Wild Ones is a story of seven young, wild horses left to fend for themselves in a small valley. Angel, one of the fillies, tells the horses’ story.
When the horses are three years old they leave their peaceful valley and become members of a large herd by defeating the leader. The horses talk “whinny” amongst themselves. The horses take the larger herd home to their valley for the winter and are found, fed and gentled by the men from the Circle Bar X Ranch.
How can wild horses be gentled and still consider themselves wild?
Gladys Swedak started writing with a biweekly paper contest and even though she didn't win the contest, she rediscovered writing.
The Wild Ones was written from a picture and memory of a short story she wrote in junior high school from something that her father had said. The teacher told her it was too good for her to have written and that she must have had help.