Nature

Shy Boy

The Horse That Came in from the Wild

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060932899

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 9059

"To appreciate Shy Boy," writes horse gentler Monty Roberts, "you must see him or his kind running free and easy, in a wide open space." This compelling story, and the breathtaking photographs that accompany it, offer a chance to do just that. During a dramatic three-day ride across miles of high desert, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended. In the year that followed, Shy Boy grew to love life on the farm, playfully demanding attention, and becoming fascinated by children. After a year of challenges and one frightening illness, the wild horse's exceptional spirit earned the respect and admiration of his trainers. And, as a result of a PBS-aired program based on his initial encounter with Roberts, Shy Boy gained international fame. Yet throughout this extraordinary year, Monty Roberts struggled with the question, "Would Shy Boy rather be free?" With trepidation, he took Shy Boy back to the wild to let him choose. The event, and its stunning conclusion, are memorably captured in these magnificent photographs and in a story that is both unforgettable and inspiring.
Horse whisperers

Shy Boy

The Horse that Came in from the Wild

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006532020

Category: Horse whisperers

Page: 139

View: 3403

From the author of The Man Who Listens to Horses -- a top bestseller -- comes the remarkable story of a wild horse. In The Man Who Listens to Horses, we learned about Monty Roberts' life and his amazing techniques for communicating with horses. In this moving new book from famed horse whisperer Monty Roberts, his beloved horse Shy Boy takes centre stage. This book captures their unique relationship, starting when Shy Boy was a wild mustang. During a three day journey across 100 miles of Nevada desert, Roberts and Shy Boy tested one another's fortitude and joined up. Months later, Roberts took Shy Boy back out to the wild, set him free, and gave the horse a choice: return to his herd, or stay with Roberts. What happened -- told in gripping narrative and full-colour photos -- is so dramatic and moving that it will surprise every reader. The reader, even if he's not a rider, will find Monty's gentle method inspiring because it presents man as a partner in dialogue with a horse. We see Monty's techniques in action and fall in love with Shy Boy just as Monty did.
Human-animal relationships

Shy Boy

The Horse That Came in from the Wild

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780676972733

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 239

View: 2548

InShy Boy, with 100 beautiful full-colour photographs by Canadian Christopher Dydyk, world-famous horse gentler Monty Roberts reveals the unique rapport he shares with one special horse: a wild mustang. During a dramatic three-day ride across a hundred miles of high desert, Monty Roberts had to use all his skill to connect with the wild horse, and in a gripping, intimate narrative he relives their unique relationship. Throughout the year that followed, Shy Boy lived on the farm, full of impish high spirits, fascinated by children, earning the respect and admiration of his trainers. As his fame grew following the PBS documentary of his initial three-day encounter with Monty Roberts, he received visitors from all over the world, and Monty Roberts was asked, "Would Shy Boy rather be free?" With trepidation, he took him back to the wild to let him choose: Go with your herd, or stay with humans. What happened was exciting and moving - and deeply surprising.
Psychology

Horse Sense for People

The Man Who Listens to Horses Talks to People

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101128372

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3554

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.
Horse trainers

The Horses in My Life

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9780755313457

Category: Horse trainers

Page: 248

View: 9933

Monty Roberts is known as 'the man who listens to horses' because of his amazing ability to understand and communicate with his equine partners. He has written this book to celebrate the horses throughout his life that have had a special significance: from his first mount, Ginger, through the champion show horses and sprinters, to those he is working with tirelessly today. THE HORSES IN MY LIFE gives a unique insight into his non-aggressive methods and how his relationship with each horse developed. It is an inspirational collection of vignettes that reveals his love and respect for these noble animals. We are invited not only to get to know the individual horses but to share the immense joy that Monty found with them.
Pets

The Soul of a Horse

Life Lessons from the Herd

Author: Joe Camp

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307449491

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 8659

A surprise birthday gift plunged Joe Camp and his wife, Kathleen, into the world of horses as complete neophytes without a clue as to what horses needed or wanted. The Camps went searching for logic and sense in the rule books of traditional horse care and what they found was not what they had expected. Written for everyone who has ever loved a horse or even loved the idea of having a horse in their lives, this memoir leads us on a riveting voyage of discovery as Joe and Kathleen navigate uncharted, often politically incorrect territory on their way to achieving a true relationship with their horses. As the creator of the beloved Benji series, Joe has spent most of his life luring us into the heart and soul of a famous dog, but now in this engaging, emotional, and often humorous story, he deftly lures us into the heart and soul of a horse. In doing so, he exposes astonishing truths and unlocks the mystery of a majestic creature who has survived on Earth, without assistance, for fifty-five million years. In a single emotionally charged moment, Camp communes with his first horse, Cash, in a way that changes him and his relationship with horses forever. In his own words, as he stood alone with his back to this horse: The collar of my jacket was tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. And my heart was pounding. Then a puff of warm, moist air brushed my ear. My heart skipped a beat. He was really close. Then I felt his nose on my shoulder . . . I couldn’t believe it. Tears came out of nowhere and streamed down my cheeks. I had spoken to him in his own language, and he had listened . . . and he had chosen to be with me. He had said, I trust you. Ingeniously alternating between the stories of two people thrust into an unfamiliar, enigmatic realm and a fabled herd of wild horses brought to the New World centuries ago, Joe Camp’s valuable and inspiring book teaches us that the lessons he was learning apply not only to his horses but to life and to people as well–to all of us. From the Hardcover edition.
Nature

Nobody's Horses

The Dramatic Rescue of the Wild Herd of White Sands

Author: Don Höglund,Les Gililland,Tommie Turvey

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780803218734

Category: Nature

Page: 265

View: 4362

Descended from the greatest horses of the American West, the wild horses living on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico--one of the most dangerous places on Earth--were a national treasure and a living legend. They were descended from the mounts of lawmen, cowboys, and notorious outlaws who had once ruled the land. Over the years, these far-flung herds of the Land of Enchantment had inspired many myths, and were said to be guarded by an implacable band of enormous, ghostly stallions that kept them from harm. But after decades of suffering through droughts, food shortages, and all the dangers that go with living on a military weapons testing site, scores of horses suddenly died. And the survival of the almost two thousand that were left was threatened. In order to prevent more deaths, large animal veterinarian Don Hoglund was called in to organize and lead a team of professionals, cowboys, and soldiers in removing the surviving horses and their babies to safety.
Horse trainers

The Man Who Listens to Horses

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0676971288

Category: Horse trainers

Page: 320

View: 6369

This spellbinding memoir details the extraordinary life of Monty Roberts: a man whose gentle, compassionate training methods - transforming the once brutal practice of horse-breaking throughout the world - are redefining the way we think about communication, not only between other species but between ourselves. Over the past year, more than a million people have been uplifted by Roberts' book - from animal lovers to business leaders, and everyone in between. Amusing, poignant, riveting and humane, The Man Who Listens to Horses is that rare book that brings us into the company of a man and his magic, and opens us to the world of animals.
Biography & Autobiography

Horse Whispers & Lies

The Shocking Story, Did Monty Roberts Trade Truth for Glory?

Author: Debra Ann Ristau,Joyce Martins Renebome

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781929055449

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 9326

Fiction

The Horse Whisperer

A Novel

Author: Nicholas Evans

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780307574749

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6487

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A compelling portrait of three people who love each other but can't break through the self-created walls that keep them apart.”—Chicago Sun-Times His name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured daughter, the girl’s savage horse, and her own wounded heart. She comes for hope. She comes for her child. And beneath the wide Montana sky, she comes to him for what no one else can give her: a reason to believe. Praise for The Horse Whisperer “Compelling . . . a real page-turner.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Fascinating . . . moving . . . a big, engrossing book [with] an unexpected endeing that surprises mightily.”—Los Angeles Times “Brilliance pervades this five-hankerchief weepie.”—The Times (London) “Outstanding . . . a book of rare power and beauty.”—Booklist
Sports & Recreation

The Man Who Listens to Horses

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345510453

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

View: 6702

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. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Fiction

The Hearts of Horses

Author: Molly Gloss

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547525242

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1574

This breakout novel from the author of The Jump-Off Creek tells the heartwarming story of a determined young woman with a gift for “gentling” wild horses. In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss’s doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man’s world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair—and getting miraculous, almost immediate results—and she thereby earns a place of respect in the community. Along the way, Martha helps a family save their horses when their wagon slides into a ravine. She gentles a horse for a dying man—a last gift to his young son. She clashes with a hired hand who is abusing horses in unspeakable ways. Soon, despite her best efforts to remain aloof and detached, she comes to feel enveloped by a sense of community and family that she’s never had before. With the elegant sweetness of Plainsong and a pitch-perfect sense of western life reminiscent of Annie Dillard, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.
Pets

From My Hands to Yours

Lessons from a Lifetime of Training Championship Horses

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Monty & Pat Roberts Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 230

View: 7166

Horses

Ask Monty

Over 170 Most Common Horse Problems Solved

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9780755317233

Category: Horses

Page: 320

View: 6033

If you have ever wanted to know how to get a horse into a trailer, how to deal with a bucking horse, how to walk your horse through water or how to handle a two-month-old foal, then you need look no further than ASK MONTY. In this book, Monty Roberts, lifelong horse trainer and bestselling author of THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES, answers hundreds of questions that have been regularly posed to him by fans and readers over many years. He shares the methods and techniques that he has spent a lifetime perfecting, which will enable you to understand, communicate and work more effectively with your horse. Each chapter is devoted to a key area of horse training, and Monty's methods are easily and practically explained with the help of clear diagrams. ASK MONTY is the essential guide for horse lovers everywhere.
Social Science

Under the Mountain Wall

A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

Author: Peter Matthiessen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101663200

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 1854

A remarkable firsthand view of a lost culture in all its simplicity and violence by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927 to 2014), author of the National Book Award–winning The Snow Leopard and the novel In Paradise. In the Baliem Valley in central New Guinea live the Kurelu, a Stone Age tribe that survived into the twentieth century. Peter Matthiessen visited the Kurelu with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition in 1961 and wrote Under the Mountain Wall as an account not of the expedition, but of the great warrior Weaklekek, the swineherd Tukum, U-mue and his family, and the boy Weake, killed in a surprise raid. Matthiessen observes these people in their timeless rhythm of work and play and war, of gardening and wood gathering, feasts and funerals, pig stealing and ambushes. Drawing on his great skills as a naturalist and novelist, Matthiessen offers an exceptional account of an ancient culture on the brink of incalculable change.
Rabbits

The Velveteen Rabbit

Author: Margery Williams Bianco

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rabbits

Page: 33

View: 4335

Self-Help

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul

Inspirational Stories About Horses and the People Who Love Them

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1453279024

Category: Self-Help

Page: 380

View: 2484

Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul is filled with inspiring stories of rescue and rehabilitation, heartbreaking losses, dedication and commitment, and positive messages of responsibility and unconditional love.
Young Adult Fiction

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642610

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 2199

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.
History

The Eighty-dollar Champion

Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation

Author: Elizabeth Letts

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345521099

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 8269

Traces the story of a champion equine jumper and the Dutch farmer who rescued him from the slaughterhouse, recounting how the farmer discovered Snowman's jumping talents and trained him to compete against the world's thoroughbreds.
Juvenile Fiction

The Boy I Love

Author: Nina de Gramont

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442480580

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7923

When the boy you love asks you to keep his greatest secret, do you? A thought-provoking, achingly complex novel about prejudice and the many meanings of love from Nina de Gramont, author of Meet Me at the River, which Kirkus Reviews called a “must-read.” Fifteen-year-old Wren has been content to stay in her best friend Allie’s shadow. It doesn’t bother her that Ally gets the cutest guys, the cutest clothes, and even a modeling gig—Wren is happy hanging with the horses on her family’s farm and avoiding the jealousy of other girls. But when Tim, the most intriguing guy in school, starts hanging out with Allie and Wren, jealousy is unavoidable, but not the kind Wren expects. Because even though Allie is wayyy into him and Wren hasn’t flirted, not one little bit, it becomes increasingly clear that Tim prefers Wren’s company above anyone else’s. Tim’s unexpected devotion comes at the exact time Wren’s home life is about to be turned upside down. Her parents have just found out that the family horse farm is on land that was once a slave plantation and are struggling with whether to sell it. Wren aches at the thought of losing her horses and leaving town, but at least there is Tim...always a gentleman on their dates. Such a gentleman. Too much of a gentleman, even, and Wren begins to wish he’d be a wee bit less gentlemanly. And as Tim’s church becomes actively homophobic, his pressuring parents don’t understand why he won’t help “spread the word,” and he’s now a wreck. Then he tells Wren something he’s never told a soul, and Wren must decide what she’ll really do for love.