Horses and the Mystical Path

Author: Adele Von Rust McCormick
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577317395
Release Date: 2010-09-24
Genre: Pets

On a trip to Scotland, the psychotherapist family team of Adele, Deborah, and Thomas McCormick — pioneers in the psychotherapeutic use of horses — discovered that early Celtic mysticism held important insights into an equestrian-partnered spirituality. The McCormicks show how to integrate this spirituality with psychology, forming a new, powerful form of healing. Horses and the Mystical Path recounts their memorable journey and the lessons they learned from their amazing equine guides.

Horse Sense for People

Author: Monty Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101128374
Release Date: 2002-05-28
Genre: Psychology

This is Monty Roberts's long-awaited sequel to The Man Who Listens to Horses. In this fascinating book, Monty Roberts shows us how to use the "Join-Up" technique-his amazing method for persuading a wild horse to accept a saddle, bridle, and rider-as the model for how best to strengthen human relationships. Full of memorable encounters with horses and humans, Horse Sense for People has at its core a belief in the power of gentleness, positive action, nonviolence, and trust. Roberts provides thought-provoking guidelines for improving the quality of our communication with one another, for learning to "read" each other effectively, and for creating fear-free environments. With demonstrations of the Join-Up technique selling out arenas all over the world, Monty Roberts continues to inspire enthusiasts and convert skeptics. Sure to draw many new readers, Horse Sense for People is the book Monty Roberts's fans-be they horse enthusiasts, business managers, or book lovers-have been waiting for.

Whole Heart Whole Horse

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781626369283
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Nature

Many horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time. . . .How we perceive that information dictates how we respond to it." Whole Heart, Whole Horse focuses on this idea, covering such subjects as gathering information from the horse, turning rider/trainer mistakes into positive experiences, developing realistic boundaries between you and your horse, understanding how and why horses release energy from real or perceived traumas, and reaching a comfortable balance point between horse and rider. Rashid analyzes developing softness, consistency, dependability, trust, and peace of mind in both horses and humans, as well as how to become a leader whom your horse will willingly want to follow and work with. Full of examples that extend beyond the training pen, Whole Heart, Whole Horse offers good sense and information that will make you a more astute, capable, and sensitive horseman and person.

Dancing with Your Dark Horse

Author: Chris Irwin
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 1569243875
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

The author of Horses Don't Lie offers a stirring account of the spiritual bond connecting humans and equines, showing how people can learn to live more fulfilling lives by interacting with horses. Original.

Walking the Way of the Horse

Author: Leif Hallberg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595479085
Release Date: 2008-10
Genre: Pets

Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit www.walkingthewayofthehorse.com

Zen Mind Zen Horse

Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425650
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Horse training presents unique opportunities to explore powerful spiritual truths. The exercises in "Zen Mind, Zen Horse "offer everyone who works with horses -- novice or expert -- a new understanding of how humans train and interact with horses and why these two species, one a master predator and the other the ultimate prey animal, have such a deep, natural connection. Horses have evolved to understand and respond to the flow of vital energy -- "chi "-- around them, using it in their body language to communicate with members of their herd, to express dominance, and to sense danger from nearby predators. Being quietly present and receptive to your horse's energy opens the potential of your emotional, intuitive right brain. These simple, safe groundwork techniques reveal a pathway to awakening your deep sensitivity, calm leadership, intuition, and mindfulness.

Horses Don t Lie

Author: Chris Irwin
Publisher: Souvenir Press
ISBN: 9780285642256
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Pets

Written by one of the original Horse Whisperers Horses Don't Lie is the definitive guide to training horses and every horse trainer will welcome this method. After years of using his method to train horses Chris came to see that it could also be applied to human behaviour. As Chris points out: “A horse knows what you know.” The characteristics necessary for building good relationships with horses can be used to deepen our relationships with other people and to enrich our daily lives. Horses can teach us how to communicate with empathy and patience, not only with them but with each other. Humans, like dogs, are natural predators while horses are prey that evolved to band together in packs for protection. This results in two differing types of consciousness and for a human to think like prey teaches many things. It teaches the trust and honesty essential in building relationships, and not only in a relationship with a horse; while the sensitivity and awareness that characterises a horse's perception of the world are qualities we could all use in our own lives. “Always think like a horse and not like a dog.” The real magic of horse whispering is what horses reveal to us about ourselves when we strive to understand their behaviour. Horses Don't Lie will teach you about the connections we can make in our lives when we learn from horses.

History of Horses Told by Horses

Author: H A Levin
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781600374753
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Following his telepathic communication with a mare named Bess, Levin delivers this chronicle of the historical links between humans and horses, in which horses express their thoughts on the impact that humans have on the Earth and state their mission.

Lead with Your Heart Lessons from a Life with Horses

Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612127354
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Pets

Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years’ experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with horses as a metaphor for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Whether you’re searching for greater spiritual depth or simply want to better understand your four-legged partner, this wise and important collection has something for you.

Chosen by a Horse

Author: Susan Richards
Publisher: Soho Press
ISBN: 9781569474198
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Tells the story of a woman whose hurts from a difficult past are healed with the help of the companionship and affection of a formerly abused horse for which she has agreed to care.

Being Quantum

Author: David M. Boje
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443868235
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Being Quantum: Ontological Storytelling in the Age of Antenarrative is the first collection of its kind in the newly emerging quantum storytelling genre. Quantum storytelling provides an approach to organizational change based on interconnectedness, embeddedness, and entanglement. This volume offers the reader a collection of thoughtful perspectives on organization development, each inspired by quantum physics and its influence on human thought. Chapters are organized into four sections, addressing concepts related to time, space, matter, and spirituality. Each chapter addresses multiple areas to present the reader with a deeply interconnected series of analytical and interpretive pieces that bring quantum storytelling to life.

Horses and the Mystical Path

Author: Adele Von Rust McCormick
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577317395
Release Date: 2010-09-24
Genre: Pets

On a trip to Scotland, the psychotherapist family team of Adele, Deborah, and Thomas McCormick — pioneers in the psychotherapeutic use of horses — discovered that early Celtic mysticism held important insights into an equestrian-partnered spirituality. The McCormicks show how to integrate this spirituality with psychology, forming a new, powerful form of healing. Horses and the Mystical Path recounts their memorable journey and the lessons they learned from their amazing equine guides.

The Nature of Horses

Author: Stephen Budiansky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684827681
Release Date: 1997-04-08
Genre: Education

Based on archeological findings, the author examines the evolution of the modern horse, including behavior, vision, intelligence, and language