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The Man Who Listens to Horses
The Man Who Listens to Horses
Author: Monty Roberts
"It all dates from those summers alone in the high desert, me lying on my belly and watching wild horses with my binoculars for hours at a time. Straining to see in the moonlight, striving to fathom mustang ways, I knew instinctively I had chanced upon something important but could not know that it would shape my life. In 1948 I was a boy o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345427052
ISBN-10: 034542705X
Publication Date: 11/28/1998
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 69 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed The Man Who Listens to Horses on + 63 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I wish I had read this book before I got my horses. I learned allot and he is a remarkable man. Very Good read
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. I met him once, having gone to school with his son. Mr. Roberts speaks from his heart as he tells the story of his upbringing and how he overcame much adversity. This isn't just a horse lover's story, although equine handlers will obtain a unique view on how to handle their four legged partners. This book is for anyone out there in the world just trying to survive. Very inspirational.
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Helpful Score: 2
More then just another horse book. This book is for non-horse and horse folks alike.
Why?
Because the insightful sensativity of this author shows us a way to a life that can be, if we let it flow.
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Helpful Score: 1
Personally, I disliked this book. Monty's methods are like Clinton Anderson's where "round penning" is concerned, but I don't believe in the theories behind his methods. I couldn't stand to read more than 3 or 4 chapters. It was well written, I just don't believe Monty's philosophy. His father was a heavy-handed-"horse breaker" so Monty set out to be as gentle as possible...which is good, but for a horse to respect you a person must also be as firm as necessary. Before I discovered Downunder Horsemanship and started training my horse with Clinton Anderson's methods and seeing amazing results I might have liked this book and now I discovered real natural horsemanship....no the lovely-dovey touchy-feely "peace with the horse" junk. Sorry, to disappoint, but those are my thoughts. Please try reading Clinton's books. You'll be surprised!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a surprising book and an exceptionally nice surprise at that. I bought it thinking it would be a nice read about horses, a topic I am mildly interested in. The book turned out to be an insightful look at people and one man's ability to transform his relationships with horses and with people to gain their trust. A really good book; I highly recommend it.
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reviewed The Man Who Listens to Horses on + 2 more book reviews
good book for horse lovers
reviewed The Man Who Listens to Horses on + 2 more book reviews
A far better read than the novel adapted for the movie! Many truths about life and those who really listen, watch and apply realities to problems and situations. This man works with horses on the horses terms, and in turn the horses work for him. How sweet the world would be if in all situations we took the time to understand those we wish to partner with, and use that information to get along cooperatively.
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Outstanding work. HIghly recommended for any animal (especially horse)lovers.


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