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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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.
Monty Roberts discovers horse language and how to use it to communicate with these beautiful animals. If you love horses, even slightly, this is a good read. At times,
he sidetracks with stories of growing up in a dysfunctional household, but, if you can
get through this, it is worth it.
Monty Roberts is a real live horse whisperer. He believes in communicating and gentling horses rather than breaking their spirits. Anyone who loves or is interested in horses will enjoy this hard to put down book.
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.