Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide: Conversations with Horses in Their Language
Title: Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide: Conversations with Horses in Their Language
Author: Sharon Wilsie (Author), Gretchen Vogel (Author)
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books; 1 edition (December 9 2016)
ISBN- 13: 978-1570767548
Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
Animals - from dogs to parrots to dolphins to sea lions - have learned hundreds, sometimes thousands of human words. It's high time humans began to understand the language of another species! This beautiful and important book is a landmark achievement along a path that will lead our kind toward greater compassion for our fellow sentient beings." - Sy Montgomery, author of the New York Times Bestseller The Soul of an Octopus and The Good Good Pig
"Filled with revealing photographs accompanied by solid explanatory text, Horse Speak provides an in-depth look at the body language of horses. Most of us know that when a horse bares his teeth and lays back his ears, trouble could be on the horizon if we don't take the hint. But there are plenty of other, more subtle cues that we miss. Horse Speak delves much deeper into that territory, encouraging us to pay closer attention to what horses are telling us and to enter into the conversation by using some of that same body language. Try out some of the activities presented in this book, and see how your horse decides to respond. We know that dogs use body language all the time to communicate with each other and with us. Why has it taken so long for us to realize that the same is true with horses?" - Wendy Williams, author of the New York Times Bestseller and Wall Street Journal 2015 Best Book The Horse: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion
"Humans use symbolic words to convey their desires, intents, emotions, reactions, responses. Horses use distinct body actions bowed heads, nose-to-nose touches, tail flicks, matching steps. ... The authors break down the process of "seeing" equine language into "12 Easy Steps," that is, how readers and riders learn to communicate step-by-step with their horses ... and much of the added value of Horse Speak& includes the many photos displaying the grace and exchange of these beguiling animals." - The Keene Sentinel
"If a horse looks away when you are not close to him, it can mean he is feeling "invaded." Joe told me I had reached the edge of his Bubble of Personal Spaceessentially his edge of safety where humans are concerned. All horses have a different size personal space, as well as humans. RetiredRacehorseProject.com, May 2017 Extremely informative volume filled with photographs, tips, and valuable lessons in learning the language of horses... A perfect addition to your collection, Horse Speak will not only enhance your horse-themed library, but also your relationship with your equine partner. Catskill Horse \
"In their bestselling book Horse Speak, horsewoman Sharon Wilsie and Gretchen Vogel explain the 'X' factor that resolves all kinds of communication issues we have with our horses." On the Horse Magazine, March/April 2017 "This book offers readers a chance to connect with their horses on equine terms and from the horse's perspective."-www.sentinelsource.com
"The perfect resource ... [an] extremely informative volume filled with photographs, tips, and valuable lessons in learning the language of horses. Horse Speak will not only enhance your library, but also your relationship with your equine partner." - Catskills Horse "
About the Author
Sharon Wilsie is a professional animal trainer and rehabilitation expert who regularly works with horses for private clients and at equine rescues. She developed and teaches equine assisted learning at the high school and college level. She is also a Reiki master/teacher.
Gretchen Vogel is a lifelong horse owner and rider, as well as an avid gardener. She has published two previous books: Solar Gardening and Choices in the Afterlife.