Monty Roberts is known as 'the man who listens to horses' because of his amazing ability to understand and communicate with his equine partners. He has written this book to celebrate the horses throughout his life that have had a special significance: from his first mount, Ginger, through the champion show horses and sprinters, to those he is working with tirelessly today. THE HORSES IN MY LIFE gives a unique insight into his non-aggressive methods and how his relationship with each horse developed. It is an inspirational collection of vignettes that reveals his love and respect for these noble animals. We are invited not only to get to know the individual horses but to share the immense joy that Monty found with them.
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Monty Roberts is famous the world over as "the man who listens to horses," and for his autobiography of the same name. In this new book, he celebrates his best-loved horses, chosen from the tens of thousands he has worked with over the past 60 years. All 52 of the horses featured—from Ginger, the retired ranch horse, to international classics-winning Thoroughbred racehorses, to Shy Boy, the star of the oft-repeated PBS documentary and bestselling book, Shy Boy—have contributed something unique to Monty's understanding of their kind.
Monty Roberts was all but born in the saddle and won his first riding trophy at the age of four. He spent most of his working life as a professional horse trainer and now spends ten months every year on the road taking his non-violent message, "Violence is never the answer," to a global audience. With over 1,500 demonstrations of his "gentling" technique performed on 6,000 horses in 22 countries and witnessed by over three million people, this message is being listened to as never before. He lives with his wife Pat at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California.About the Author:
Born in 1935, Monty Roberts won his first riding trophy at the age of four and went to college on a rodeo scholarship. He has worked with horses all his life and his incredible 'join-up' technique - with which he gets an unbroken horse to accept its first saddle, bridle and rider in around 30 minutes - has made him famous the world over.
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