"These deceptively simple techniques embody a powerful set of spiritual techniques." Andrew Weil, MD, Author, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health
"Zen Mind, Zen Horse is both practical and profound, offering sound advice for tapping the wisdom of horses as natural mindfulness teachers." Linda Kohanov, Author, The Tao of Equus
"Hamilton has given humans a way to achieve our highest good by allowing horses to be our guides. This beautiful testament to the power and magic of equine energy captures the soul of a horse perfectly." Susan Richards, Author, Chosen By a Horse
"Combining brain science, horse sense, and fine storytelling, this spiritual handbook points toward a special and completely real form of enlightenment." Stephen Kiesling, Editor-in-Chief, Spirituality and Health Magazine
Zen Mind, Zen Horse is far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject. Rather, Hamilton has given humans a way to achieve our highest good by allowing horses to be our guides. This beautiful testament to the power and magic of equine energy captures the soul of a horse perfectly. Susan Richards, Author, Chosen By a Horse
From the Back Cover
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.