Riding Home: The Power of Horses to Heal | Tim Hayes
“Equine therapy has long been a staple activity for special-needs children and adults, and its physical benefits are evident. In Riding Home, Horse Nation’s must read book of 2016, Tim Hayes uses his own vast experience working with horses combined with scientific research to show us how and why horses and our relationships with them are also able to heal our emotional and psychological wounds”.
Spell of the Horse Stories of Healing and Personal Transformation| Pam Billinge
« The ability of the horse to sense emotion, energy and spirit is way beyond what most of the human world realises. A must-read for those wishing to understand the spiritual connection between horses and humans. When Pam Billinge’s mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, she began to notice the way her horse responded to her emotional turmoil.(..) »
The long Ride Home | Rupert Isaacson
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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)
Made for Each Other | Meg Olmert
“Nothing turns a baby’s head more quickly from nursing or playing than the sight of a dog or any animal. Made for Each Other lays out both sides of this deep mutual connection and the way it has evolved since prehistoric times. Drawing on the fascinating work of scientists in many fields, from neuroscience to zoology and anthropology, as well as her own investigations, Meg Daley Olmert shows the roots of this age-old bond and its great importance to our well being”.
Riding my way back
A veteran on the brink of suicide begins caring for a horse and the difficult process of reconnecting to the world.
Magazine article: The Power of Equine Therapy