They Called Her Reckless

Author Janet Barrett will discuss her book "They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love And One Extraordinary Horse" in the Meeting Room.

When the Fifth Regiment's Recoilless Rifle Platoon acquired a small Korean pony to haul ammunition to the front lines, what they got was a real-life warhorse, the courageous and indomitable Reckless, who stood with her Marines for two years during the Korean War, saving many lives, raising spirits, and winning the love and respect of all who knew her.  

From the moment she heard about Reckless, Janet Barrett knew she would write "They Called Her Reckless."  Her experiences as a horsewoman gave her a particular appreaciation of the tight bond that developed between Reckless and her fellow Marines, from which the story springs.  Barrett has loved, and been fascinated by horses all her life, and for 25 years almost obsessively rode, owned, and cared for them.  She is the author of "On The Fence: A Parent's Handbook of Horseback Riding."

This program is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.  Copies of "They Called Her Reckless" will be available for sale and signing.