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Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses Paperback – September 1, 2011
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"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
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.
More About the Author
Dr. Hamilton's first book, The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope (2008,Tarcher/Penguin USA) was awarded the 2009 Nautilus Silver Award, which was conceived to recognize world-changing books. Previous Nautilus Award winners include Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Scalpel and Soul has been translated into several languages and is now in a paperback edition. For the last several years Dr. Hamilton has served as medical script consultant to the TV series Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice. Dr. Hamilton raises Lipizzan horses, German Shepherds, and purebred Angus cattle on his ranch on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona. His latest book, Zen Mind, Zen Horse--The Science and Sprituality of Working with Horses was published in September, 2011 by Storey Publishing. Forewords for the book were written by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller--two of the luminaries of the horse world.
www.zenmindzenhorse.com, www.ranchobosque.com, and www.allanhamilton.com
Top Customer Reviews
Two of the major aspects that seems neglected in training are time and patience. Being with a horse requires one be acutely aware of their human tendencies to want things right away so the horse can 'do' something for them- jump, walk, turn, stop, perform, whatever the case may be as to why you wanted the horse in the first place.
If you're willing to take full responsibility for yourself and your horse, in what kind of horse you helped to create or person you turn out to 'Be', then this book is for you. It is reasonable, logical, accessible, based on human kinds' highest ability to interact with nonhuman life and will help create the opening and ground necessary for you to develop yourself into the kind of horseman/woman that you can be proud of and that your horse would willingly follow- based on the inside out rather than from impersonal conditioning that has trained the horse to do something like a robot, leaving a void, obedient animal in your charge.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointing that it was mostly western themed natural horsemanship. Although I use many of NH principles in my dressage work, that was not the intention of getting this book. Read morePublished 17 days ago by A. Carlson
This is a terrific book for horse owners and horse lovers. I've bought a LOT of other copies to give as gifts and my "horsey friends say the same thing.Published 2 months ago by TQSA
Everyone who owns a horse, or wants to own a horse, should read this book. The author is right on the money for how to communicate with and care for horses. Great information.Published 3 months ago by kdchex
Great book. I wanted to study herd mentality and how horses see and spook. I loved his Scapel & Soul.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful insight, helped me better understand the use of my energy and Chi, as well as some useful practical exercises. Read morePublished 5 months ago by debra odom
You can always tell when people know (or don't know horses) - Hamilton knows his horses...excellent!Published 6 months ago by Heather Hamel
The author's passion for the horse resonates throughout this book, as revealed in the many experiences he has had. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Archilochus
This is an exciting, easy to read and enjoy book. There were days I couldn't put it down!!!Published 9 months ago by K. Slate