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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.
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
This book was a game changer for me. It speaks to the quiet nuances of horsemanship. Not only is the content beyond amazing, it is presented in a beautiful book with lovely... Read morePublished 2 months ago by marym
I learned many new things about the horse from this book. The subject of how horses communicate non-verbally with each other was quite interesting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Everett Lowman
As an agnostic, I was surprised by the beginning of the book with what seemed to me a lot of religious talk. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Deep Deep South
learning a lot from this book, very good learning tool,and inspirational as wellPublished 4 months ago by tess
I have a lot of books about horses. Having gotten interested in horses relatively late in life, I have chosen natural horsemanship as the best way to establish a relationship with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bob
Have had horses most of my life, the insights in this book are priceless.Published 5 months ago by muffy
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 6 months 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 8 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 8 months ago by kdchex