The Man who Listens to Horses

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786213023

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 544

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Discusses the author's unconventional equine training methods, his ability to communicate with horses, and the applications of his ability in the corporate world

The Man Who Listens to Horses

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 0345510453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 0

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Monty Roberts is a real-life horse whisperer–an American original whose gentle Join-Up® training method reveals 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. In The Man Who Listens to Horses, Roberts reveals his unforgettable personal story and his exceptional insight into nonverbal communication, an understanding that applies to human relationships as well. He shows that between parent and child, employee and employer, abuser and abused, there are forms of communication far stronger than the spoken word that are accessible to all who will learn to listen. This new edition features engaging photographs, a chapter that traces Roberts’s amazing experience gentling with a mustang in the wild, and an Afterword about the remarkable impact this book has had on the world.

Arguments about Animal Ethics

Author: Greg Goodale,Jason Edward Black

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739143001

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Bringing together the expertise of rhetoricians in English and communication as well as media studies scholars, Arguments about Animal Ethics delves into the rhetorical and discursive practices of participants in controversies over the use of nonhuman animals for meat, entertainment, fur, and vivisection. Both sides of the debate are carefully analyzed, as the contributors examine how stakeholders persuade or fail to persuade audiences about the ethics of animal rights or the value of using animals. The essays in this volume cover a wide range of topics, such as the campaigns waged by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (including the sexy vegetarian and nude campaigns), greyhound activists, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, food manufacturers, and the biomedical research industry, as well as communication across the human-nonhuman animal boundary and the failure of the animal rights movement to protest research into genetically modifying living beings. Arguments about Animal Ethics' insightful analysis of the animal rights movement will appeal to communication scholars, as well as those interested in social change.

Horse Sense for People

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101128372

Category: Psychology

Page: 203

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From the author of the #1 bestseller The Man Who Listens to Horses, a book for all of us seeking to strengthen our human relationships "Monty Roberts will make you marvel."—The New York Times Book Review In The Man Who Listens to Horses, Monty Roberts revealed the depth of communication possible between human and horse. Touching the hearts of more than four million readers worldwide, that memoir—which spent more than a year at the top of The New York Times bestseller list—described his discovery of the "language" of horses and the dramatic effectiveness of removing violence from their training. Now, the world's most famous horse gentler demonstrates how his revolutionary Join-Up technique can be used not just for horses, but as a model for how to strengthen human relationships. With vivid, often deeply moving anecdotes, Roberts shows how the lessons learned from the thousands of horses he has known can provide effective guidelines for improving the quality of our communication with one another—from learning to "read" each other effectively, to creative fear-free environments, and, most importantly, teaching belief in the power of gentleness and trust.

Black Beauty

Author: Anna Sewell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101498390

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Discover the classic story of a beautiful horse with an unbreakable spirit. One of the best loved animal stories ever written, the dramatic and heartwarming Black Beauty is told by the magnificent horse itself, from idyllic days on a country squire's estate to a harsh fate as a London cab horse. No one can ever forget the gallant Black Beauty, a horse with a white star on its forehead and a heart of unyielding courage. Filled with vivid anecdotes about animal intelligence, the novel derives a special magic from the author's love for all creatures, apparent on every page. But the book's lasting impact comes from its moving depiction of a human society struggling to find the goodness within itself, and its pleas for kindness to all creatures, great and small—a message so powerful that this favorite classic began a crusade for animal rights that continues today.

Equine Cultures in Transition

Author: Jonna Bornemark,Petra Andersson,Ulla Ekström von Essen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351002457

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Societal views on animals are rapidly changing and have become more diversified: can we use them for our own pleasure, and how should we understand animal agency? These questions, asked both in theoretical discourses and different practices, are also relevant for our understanding of horses and the human–horse relation. Equine Cultures in Transition stands as the first volume to bring together ethical questions of the new field of human–horse studies. For instance: what sort of ethics should be developed in relation to the horse today: an egalitarian ethics or an ethics that builds upon asymmetrical relations? How can we understand the horse as a social actor and as someone who, just like the human being, becomes through interspecies relations? Through which methods can we give the horse a stronger voice and better understand its becoming? These questions are not addressed from a medical or ethological perspective focused on natural behaviour, but rather from human acknowledgement of the horse as a sensing, feeling, acting, and relational being; and as a part of interspecies societies and relations. Providing an introductory yet theoretically advanced and broad view of the field of post humanism and human animal studies, Equine Cultures in Transition will appeal to students and researchers interested in fields such as human–animal studies, political sociology, animals and ethics, animal behaviour, anthropology, and sociology of culture. It may also appeal to riders and other practitioners within different horse traditions.

Horse Crazy

Author: Jean O'Malley Halley

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820355364

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Horse Crazy explores the meaning behind the love between girls and horses. Jean O'Malley Halley, a self-professed "horse girl," contends that this relationship and its cultural signifiers influence the manner in which young girls define their identity when it comes to gender. Halley examines how popular culture, including the "pony book" genre, uses horses to encourage conformity to gender norms but also insists that the loving relationship between a girl and a horse fundamentally challenges sexist and mainstream ideas of girlhood. Horse Crazy looks at the relationships between girls and horses through the frameworks of Michel Foucault's concepts of normalization and biopower, drawing conclusions about the way girls' agency is both normalized and resistant to normalization. Segments of Halley's own experiences with horses as a young girl, as well as experiences from the perspective of other girls, are sources for examination. "Horsey girls," as she calls them, are girls who find a way to defy the expectations given to them by society-thinness, obsession with makeup and beauty, frailty-and gain the possibility of freedom in the process. Drawing on Nicole Shukin's uses of animal capital theories, Halley also explores the varied treatment of horses themselves as an example of the biopolitical use of nonhuman animals and the manipulation and exploitation of horse life. In so doing she engages with common ways we think and feel about animals and with the technologies of speciesism.

Horse Sense for People

Author: Monty Roberts

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385659164

Category: Horses

Page: 254

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Monty Roberts has changed forever the way we treat horses. This book may change the way we treat each other. Drawing on the experiences and wisdom gained over the decades in his groundbreaking work with animals, Monty Roberts applies that knowledge to the way we relate to each other: how we handle hierarchical power struggles, manage corporations and work with our colleagues, behave towards each other in our families, and raise our children. Rich in anecdote and by turns practical, philosophical and provocative, this landmark book bids us to rethink the way we use power over others, and makes the compelling argument that with humans, as with horses, the gentle way is the better way.

A Good Horse Has No Color

Author: Nancy Marie Brown

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811707046

Category: Pets

Page: 276

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After several visits to study Icelandic sagas, Nancy Brown returns to Iceland to search for the perfect Icelandic horse, one she can bring back to her Pennsylvania farm and make her own. To do so, she must become part of the country's tightly knit horse-breeding community, which can be wary of outsiders and extremely protective of the world-famous breed. In this clear-eyed, evocative account set against Iceland's austere and majestic landscape, she describes what makes Icelandic horses and their owners so distinctive. She also discovers her limitations as a horsewoman and learns much about what she is looking for-in a horse and in her life.

Successful and Set for Life

Author: Les J. Tripp, MBA

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491771690

Category: Self-Help

Page: 202

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The road to success never takes the path of least resistance and unfortunately often comes at the expense of peace of mind and personal values. With influences from mass media changing the definition of success every day, we must all look deep within to identify what success means to each of us and then utilize that information to overcome obstacles, realize freedom, and attain goals. Les Tripp relies on his diverse experience as an economics professor, investment consultant, and motivational speaker to help others seek a higher purpose, aspire to greatness, and stay focused. Through anecdotes, inspirational sayings, and an organized step-by-step plan, Les leads individuals to • create a personal mission statement; • transform limiting thoughts into positive equivalents; • embrace education; • ask the right questions; • learn the value of each chapter in life; and • make choices that align with goals. Successful and Set for Life shares practical advice, tips, and tools that will empower and guide success seekers down a new path to achieving all their personal and professional dreams.