The Man Who Listens to Horses

The Man Who Listens to Horses

Book - 1997
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Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer--an American original whose gentle training methods reveal the depth of communication possible between man and animal. He can take a wild, high-strung horse who has never before been handled and persuade that horse to accept a bridle, saddle, and rider in thirty minutes. His powers may seem like magic, but his amazing "horse sense"  is based on a lifetime of experience. Roberts started riding at the age of two, and at the age of thirteen he went alone into the high deserts of Nevada to study mustangs in the wild. What he learned there changed his life forever.
    


Monty Roberts has spent his whole life working with horses--schooling them, listening to them, and learning their ancient equine language. In The Man Who Listens to Horses, he tells about his early days as a rodeo rider in California, his problems with his violent horse-trainer father, who was unwilling to accept Monty's unconventional training methods, his friendship with James Dean, his struggle to be accepted in the professional horse-training community, and the invitation that changed his life--to demonstrate his method of "join-up"  to the Queen of England.
    


From his groundbreaking work with horses, Roberts has acquired an unprecedented understanding of nonverbal communication, an understanding that applies to human relationships as well. He has shown that between parent and child, employee and employer (he's worked with over 250 corporations, including General Motors, IBM, Disney, and Merrill Lynch), and abuser and abused, there are forms of communication far stronger than the spoken word and that they are accessible to all who will learn to listen. This inspirational and gentle man, first introduced to the American public on Dateline NBC, is part James Herriot, part Bill Gates, and part John Wayne. And his story is one you will never forget.

Baker & Taylor
A real-life "horse whisperer" discusses his unconventional and gentle equine training methods, his unique ability to communicate with horses, and the applications of his communication skills in the corporate world. 100,000 first printing. Tour.

Baker
& Taylor

The author discusses his unconventional and gentle equine training methods, his unique ability to communicate with horses, and the applications of his communication skills in the corporate world

Publisher: Toronto : A.A. Knopf Canada : Distributed by Random House of Canada, c1997
Edition: 1st Canadian ed
ISBN: 9780676971286
0676971288
9780676970555
0676970559
9780679456582
0679456589
Characteristics: xxxiv, 258 p., [16] p. of plates : ill ; 24 cm

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charris1948
Nov 10, 2015

I did not like this book well enough to finish it. Too dry but maybe I gave up too early?

emerald2pac Aug 21, 2011

Inspirational, heartwarming, uplifting and promising story.

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bette108
Aug 16, 2011

First, Monty Roberts breaks your heart, then he restores it. A fine book even for those of us who like horses, but don't devote our lives to them. Horse loves, on the other hand, will find lots of great heart-rendering stories and tips on how to school their horses.

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