Maestoso Petra is a world-famous Lipizzaner stallion. He has spent years in the Spanish Riding School, training to perform the complex airs above the ground that only Lipizzaner can accomplish. But when World War II breaks out in Europe, he learns to think less about performing and more about survival. Here is Maestoso Petra’s story . . . in his own words.
About Ruth Sanderson
RUTH SANDERSON has been a professional illustrator since 1975. She has published over eighty children’s books and has illustrated book covers, fantasy art, and collector’s plates. She also works in animation concept art and product design.
Horse Diaries #4: Maestoso Petra by Jane Kendall; illustrated by Ruth Sanderson