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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton, MD, combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years' experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with horses as a metaphor for personal, professional, and spiritual growth.

Whether you're searching for greater spiritual depth or simply want to better understand your four-legged partner, this wise and important collection has something for you.

©2016 Allan Hamilton (P)2017 Tantor

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I wish I had more time to read ....

...because of narrators like this. I hate to be mean because I probably sound worse but I could barely stand to listen to this book even though the content is excellent. It took me weeks to finish because I could only take narrator in small doses. Sorry.

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I liked the book, but narrator spoke in a monotone voice with lifts at the end. Made it hard to.listen to.

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Love Allan Hamilton and his teachings..but

I love Allan Hamilton and his approach for horsemanship. However, I found the narrator of his book awful. I even went to Barnes and Noble and bought his book Zen Mind Zen Horse - so I didn't have to listen to his voice. I did end up listening to the whole thing - but only in the car, on a long drive, when I had no other option but the radio.

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Wisdom for Humans Who Love Horses

Hamilton uses his scientific training, family history, and insight borne of decades with horses to make a compelling case for the tenets of natural horsemanship. His language is compelling although the narration is less so.

I recommend this audio book to all horse people, many of whom spend long hours on the road. It tuned up my daily interactions with horses and increased my gratitude for the work I do with them – and I felt darned grateful before I listened to this book.

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This is book is like watching paint dry.... I couldn’t even get through chapter one with this narrator.

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A bit too cerebral

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I listened to the whole book and compared to other material on the subject that I’ve been exposed to it is only average.

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Great content but I found the narrator’s voice and intonations unpleasant….nasally and drawn out.

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great bedside book

short chapters.. with words to ponder. gave hardcover as gifts. nice to meditate on before sleep!!

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NOT what I expected.

This is old and mainstream. It is not liberty or connecting to the horse with your heart. Not about building trust or giving the horse a true choice to be with you. Old way of thinking, but it is a humane way.

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Discovering One's Humanity Througgh Horsemanship

This book is a precious and practical explanation of right relationship between man and the natural world and has information and understanding that goes far beyond the art and practice of humans and effective ski!!ful training of the horse

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  • 03-18-18

Fabulous read...

Loved this book, if you desire to have an authentic meaningful relationship with your horse this is the book for you. I was put off originally by the way the narrator spoke but in a very short time you learn to appreciate the clear and focused way in which he presents the material of the book.

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  • 03-30-21

interesting but the narrating is tough going

I think this is a good book which really makes us think with our heart rather than so strongly with our heads when dealing with horses but also makes us reflect on doing the same in our lives. I like about of the sentiments made in this book. However, I do not want to make dispersions about any person but I did personally find the narrator very difficult to listen to at times. I wouldn't choose another book narrated by him. he reads it monotone and it is difficult to keep up concentration. if someone more enthusiastic about this book was reading it I think it would be a while different ball game and make the content so much more revealing and exciting.

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  • 06-26-21

Frustrating narration

I really enjoyed the content of this book, but the tendency of the narrator to “draw out” (drone) the last word of every sentence detracted from the value of this book enormously. It was very frustrating to listen “past” the poor narration to get to the actual meaning.