World-famous horse gentler Monty Roberts tells the stories of those horses he has loved most and learned most from throughout his career
Born in 1935, Monty Roberts won his first riding trophy at the age of four and went to college on a rodeo scholarship. He has worked with horses all his life and his incredible 'join-up' technique - with which he gets an unbroken horse to accept its first saddle, bridle and rider in around 30 minutes - has made him famous the world over. His autobiography, THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO HORSES, was an international bestseller.
This thoroughly enjoyable collection of real-life horse stories comes from the author of the international best seller The Man Who Listens to Horses. Roberts has spent his entire life working with horses and is the inventor of the popular "Join-Up" training method. His mantra, "violence is never the answer," has been borne out in his relationships with thousands of horses over the years. For this book, he selects 52 of the most significant horses in his life and shares their stories; stories that are especially engaging because he has learned something from each of the animals about whom he writes. Evident in his writing, which is complemented by more than 50 black-and-white and color photographs, is Roberts's joy in working with horses as well as his understanding of their language. After enjoying these stories, readers will feel like they have gotten to know Roberts and made 52 new equine friends. Recommended for public libraries.-Deborah Emerson, Rochester Regional Lib. Council, Fairport, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
'This is a decidedly superior offering for christmas stockings' -- The South Wales Argus 20041113 'This is an excellent read which is thought provoking, entertaining and moving.' -- Aberdeen Press and Journal 20051204