‘What Horses Say’ by Anna Clemence Mews and Julie Dicker. This is a powerful collection of true stories that provide anecdotal evidence of horses’ emotions and their ability to reason. I actively seek and encourage more books like this that help us to hear, help and heal with the horses we connect with.
‘Connecting with Horses’ by Margrit Coates. This book explores how horses can offer healing and guidance to us. Connecting with Horses explores the key lessons that we can learn from these magnificent animals. When we really understand how to interact with horses and how to interpret their roles in our lives, we will learn how to improve our relationships with others and much more. This extraordinary book draws upon powerful true stories and practical experience to explore themes that range from creativity through to potential and success. Margrit Coates is a wonderful author and each of her books I find delightful and inspiring!
‘Riding into Your Mythic Life’ by Patricia Broersma. Anyone who has admired a horse galloping across a field has stepped into their mythic life, if only for a moment. Horses by their very nature are mythic creatures – they represent in our collective imagination aspects of the human journey at its greatest. In “Riding into Your Mythic Life”, therapeutic riding instructor Patricia Broersma invites readers on an experiential journey of transformation with these powerful creatures, offering ways to explore life’s events as part of a personal mythic journey. These transformational adventures with the horse can teach skills for developing intuition, compassion, and leadership, and ultimately for stepping into one’s greater life. They help develop an awareness of subtle cues in oneself and others – both horses and people – and ways to orchestrate this awareness for a more joyful and effective life. This book is most definitely on my to-read list!
‘The Horse Whisperer’ by Nicholas Evans. This list wouldn’t be complete without the book that bought horse whispering into vogue. This is an fictional book about healing and being healed by horses. In upstate New York, a 13-year-old girl and her horse are hit by a 40-ton truck. They both survive, but suffer horrible injuries. When the girl’s mother hears about a man said to have the gift of healing troubled horses, they set off for distant Montana, where their lives are changed for ever.
‘The Horse Whisperer’ AUDIO by P Coyote and N Evans. I am including this for anyone who would like an audio copy of the Horse Whisperer. Great for those long float trips!
‘Equine Angels’ by Frank Weller. Uplifting, with gorgeous photography, “Equine Angels” will inspire, delight, and teach life lessons through the wisdom received when connecting with these noble equine souls.Enjoy the rescue journey and see how ‘rescues rescue us’! Inside the book you will find: over 130 sumptuous color photos showing horses with a rare rugged beauty; the story of how these foals have changed the lives of the people who rescue them and shows how they bond, uplift, heal and enrich families who adopt them; and, the transformation of once-wild creatures into loving companions and teachers of wisdom through life’s lessons. This book addresses an issue that frequently captures headlines; the heartwarming journey of mares and foals saved from the brink of slaughter to become athletes, therapy-givers, and healing family members.