Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years’ experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with horses as a metaphor for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Whether you’re searching for greater spiritual depth or simply want to better understand your four-legged partner, this wise and important collection has something for you.
To anyone who knows me , knows I am horse rancher and love my job so much. I honestly thought hey I have had horses for 20 years I should know what I am doing . Boy was I wrong , when I started reading this book I was amazed how with my own insecurities that I was passing them on to my horse. I knew about natural horsemanship but Mr. Hamilton takes us on a journey of discovery about ourselves as well as our horses .We realize that we are to the horse and how our horses react to us .
The book is set up in a way that it is easy to read and enjoy. The short stories are easy to read and understand . Each short story is under a heading that will help you realize some of the following things like teaching an learning , mindfulness and so many more techniques The more you read the more you realize that this is more then just a horse book , you can really use some of these techniques in your every day life. It will teach you how to be present in the moment an listen to signals your horse is sending you .
If you have ever been around a horse or have been training horses for years . I think that you should read this book . You will enjoy the stories and get a little something out of it also . If this gentleman ever came anywhere close to where I live I would so go and like to shake his hand . He has written a great book that is concise and timely for everyone . The chapters are short but you will love each one . I laughed to myself a few time thinking yep my horse has done this and that and now I know how to fix it . So if you want a great read that has some great lessons in it . Check out LEAD WITH YOUR HEART . I recommend this book to all my horse friends out there . READ IT GUYS .