Riding Home

Author: Tim Hayes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250033527
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Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends. A horse can be our greatest teacher, for horses have no egos, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion. It is this amazing power of horses to heal and teach us about ourselves that is accessible to anyone and found in the pages of Tim Hayes's Riding Home. The information and lists of therapeutic and non-therapeutic equine programs, which are contained in the book, are also available at the book's website.

Beyond Words The Healing Power Of Horses

Author: Alita H. Buzel, PhD
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1524600296
Size: 29.48 MB
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Excerpts from Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses The space between words is where we live with horses. In the silence we are truly heard. ******* So much of our sadness, our discontent, our addictions and compulsions are driven by the emptiness we experience when, without being aware of it, we detach from our emotional selves. We often mistake this emptiness as boredom, anxiety, hunger, and/or loneliness. Horses, in their honesty and compassion, help us to reconnect to ourselves, to our humanness. ******* What I have come to believe is that no matter what orientation you bring to psychotherapy, or what equine certification you achieve, the one variable that has been shown to be critically important is the trusting, respectful, and compassionate relationship that develops between therapist and client; whether the therapist has two or four legs is irrelevant! ********** The goal of Beyond Words: The Healing Power of Horses is to connect the advances made in the treatment and understanding of mental health issues with the knowledge we have accrued through the years about the nature of horses. The key is to integrate the two professional worlds of equine specialists and psychotherapists, so that each can appreciate, communicate, and work together to further enhance the practice of Equine Experiential Psychotherapy.

Trail Riding

Author: Viola Jones
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1499462395
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Tracing back to the allure of the Wild West’s open frontier, trail riding is a unique way to enjoy nature’s beauty. This useful guide for trail riders will even inspire those who have never come near a horse. Readers will understand the evolution of the animal and the history of riding before learning how to choose and get to know a horse before a trail ride. Practical tips for grooming, tacking, and dressing are outlined, as are basic guidelines and safety measures for learning to ride. The many joys and also the potential dangers of trail riding are discussed.

The Long Ride Home

Author: Rupert Isaacson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241963699
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Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

The Horse Boy

Author: Rupert Isaacson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780316056069
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Rupert Isaacson is a Lifelong Horseman Who Dreamed of Sharing his Passion with his son, Rowan. When Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert was devastated-would they ever be able to communicate, much less go for a ride?

Soulful Horsemanship

Author: Stef Perkins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781484002544
Size: 39.88 MB
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Are you seeking a partnership with your horse that is empowering and liberating for you both? Soulful Horsemanship weaves together traditional and natural horsemanship methods, the emerging wisdom of the equine assisted growth and learning field, and spiritual theory to present a powerful means of building partnership between horse and human. Horses have an unbelievable ability to help us heal our hearts, find our passion, and live on purpose. Through partnership with the horse we can become empowered in our lives while helping the horse to live with authenticity and fulfillment. Your horse is a reflection of your soul. Soulful Horsemanship invites you to apply spiritual concepts while interacting with your horse and learn to:• Build confidence in your partnership• Listen to your intuition through mindfulness • Communicate more clearly and intentionally• Develop heart-centered leadership skills• Unlock joy and meaning in your lifeImprove your riding and training skills while embarking on a journey of self-discovering to transform your life through mindfulness, love, and personal power. You can learn about communication and leadership in the barn to transform your relationships at home and at work. The horse can teach you to tap into the divine wisdom that is already within you. They can support you on your journey to a heart-centered life that is full of inspiration, love, bliss, and peace. You deserve to live the life of your dreams.“My thoughts are designed to provide you with a compass that you can align with your heart to find your own way to your highest potential in and out of the arena. I believe that the horse amplifies the clarity of your destination by acting like the mirror on a sighting compass so that you can see exactly where you are headed in life. Through a vision that is aligned with your heart, your higher self, and your divinity you can build an amazing partnership with your horse and change your life.”

Strides

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The Radical Reader

Author: Timothy McCarthy
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 159558742X
Size: 62.46 MB
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Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America’s native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources—speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” to Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics,” these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included.

Finding Home

Author: Corinne Joy Brown
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780578469645
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Finding HomeYoung Jesse Nolan dreams of owning a wild American mustang; a horse that's a challenge, not easy to train. Meanwhile,she volunteers at a stable just to be around horses and be accepted by other horse-crazy kids. Life at home isn't what it used to be since Mom and Dad have separated and Dad moved out. Jesse blames her father. She avoids him, while envying classmates with happy families. Over two summers, Jesse spends her summer vacations as an intern with her uncle Joe in Wyoming who works for the BLM. At a special auction of wild horses, Mom and Dad finally give Joe permission to bid, hoping the gift might help Jesse cope. A young Curly is purchased, then promptly stolen by horse traders! After a harrowing chase to get her back, Curly heads off to Joe's ranch for training. Uncle Joe gentles the horse, an animal that's been traumatized due to a frightening helicopter roundup and capture. During its training at Joe's ranch, we learn all about its remarkable youth in the wild, a story told to the resident burro, confirming Curly's qualifications for leading a wild horse herd someday. Once in Colorado, Curly Girl wants only to be back in Wyoming. She escapes the barn Jesse has chosen for her, causing damage. She ends up at Travis Nolan's cabin and corral in the Rockies, a last resort. Still lonely and frightened, Curly is desperate to return to the life she left behind.While Jesse seeks to tame her horse with the help of her best friend, Emily, she also rebuilds her relationship with her father. She learns to love and accept unconditionally, and Curly Girl learns to adapt. Both girl and horse deal with loneliness, belonging, and building self-confidence. After running away one final time, both a frightening and defining adventure, Curly learns a hard lesson -you can never go back to what was. Meanwhile, an entire family is reunited in the search, reaffirming their love for each other, as well as that of a wild horse, never to be lost again.

Up And Down The Mountain

Author: Donald William Dotterer
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 1556733917
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"Don's sermons provide enlightenment for this neglected ministry of healing in congregations. This guide illumines areas of evil and suffering, prayer, isolation of illness, therapy of forgiveness, faith and the power of immortality and the risen Christ. It is a call to be healed and to heal." George W. Bashore, Resident Bishop United Methodist Church The Pittsburgh Area "I recommend this book to those who are ready to begin more intentional healing ministries, as well as to those who are looking for ways to be more effective in the church: God's healing community." James K. Wagner Director, Prayer And Healing Ministries The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee "Up And Down The Mountain" is about healing. It includes seven sermons on healing, a chapter on how to begin a healing ministry, a suggested order of worship service with hymns and a valuable bibliography. Foreword by J. Robert Nelson, director Institute of Religion, Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas Donald Dotterer is pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church in New Castle, Pennsylvania. He received his master of divinity and doctorate degrees from Boston University. He also received degrees from Drew University and Grove City College.