Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses [NOOK Book]

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Horse training presents unique opportunities to explore powerful spiritual truths. The exercises in Zen Mind, Zen Horse offer everyone who works with horses -- novice or expert -- a new understanding of how humans train and interact with horses and why these two species, one a master predator and the other the ultimate prey animal, have such a deep, natural connection.  

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Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses

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Overview

Horse training presents unique opportunities to explore powerful spiritual truths. The exercises in Zen Mind, Zen Horse offer everyone who works with horses -- novice or expert -- a new understanding of how humans train and interact with horses and why these two species, one a master predator and the other the ultimate prey animal, have such a deep, natural connection.  

Horses have evolved to understand and respond to the flow of vital energy -- chi -- around them, using it in their body language to communicate with members of their herd, to express dominance, and to sense danger from nearby predators. Being quietly present and receptive to your horse's energy opens the potential of your emotional, intuitive right brain. These simple, safe groundwork techniques reveal a pathway to awakening your deep sensitivity, calm leadership, intuition, and mindfulness.
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Editorial Reviews

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Zen Mind, Zen Horse is far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject. Rather, Hamilton has given humans a way to achieve our highest good by allowing horses to be our guides. This beautiful testament to the power and magic of equine energy captures the soul of a horse perfectly.

Zen Mind, Zen Horse is both practical and profound, offering sound advice for tapping the wisdom of horses as natural mindfulness teachers.

These deceptively simple techniques embody a powerful set of spiritual techniques.

Andrew Weil
Combining brain science, horse sense, and fine storytelling, this spiritual handbook points toward a special and completely real form of enlightenment.
Stephen Kiesling
Combining brain science, horse sense, and fine storytelling, this spiritual handbook points toward a special and completely real form of enlightenment.
Susan Richards
Zen Mind, Zen Horse is far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject. Rather, Hamilton has given humans a way to achieve our highest good by allowing horses to be our guides. This beautiful testament to the power and magic of equine energy captures the soul of a horse perfectly.
Linda Kohanov
Zen Mind, Zen Horse is both practical and profound, offering sound advice for tapping the wisdom of horses as natural mindfulness teachers.
Library Journal
Calling his work with horses an avocation, Hamilton, a neurosurgeon, consultant for Grey's Anatomy, and nationally known horse trainer, emphasizes the spiritual connection that can exist between horses and humans. He argues that people need to quiet their inner voices, allowing the intuitive right side of the brain to guide human/equine relationships and communication. He compares horses to a band of legendary Zen masters, perfect teachers that help uncover their trainers' real motivations. Hamilton builds on Parelli's principles of natural horsemanship, explaining equine and human brain function, chi (life energy), and the seven chakras that all play into nonverbal communication. He provides groundwork for his concepts as well as specific instructions for readers. Personal stories and equine legends are interspersed throughout the text. VERDICT Hamilton's ideas will resonate with anyone who has ever formed a close relationship with a horse. The sometimes lyrical writing is clear and persuasive, and the examples and illustrations are good for novices and experts alike. Recommended.—Janet M. Schneider, James A. Haley Veterans Hosp., Tampa
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603427807
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 224,529
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author

Allan J. Hamilton, MD, is a Harvard-trained brain surgeon, a renowned horse trainer, a developer of equine-assisted learning programs, and the author of The Scalpel and the Soul,which won a Silver Nautilus Award in 2009. He is professor of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona and a medical script consultant for the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy. He raises Lippizan horses on a small ranch in the outskirts of Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 
Introduction  
Days of Thunder 
The Two Sides of Me 
Chi & Equus 
Grooming as a Tea Ceremony 
Searching for Chi 
Grooming as an Act of Love 
The Magic Dog 
Prey, Predator & the Rules of Learning 
Patience 
Leading the Way 
Now & the Ocean Liner 
Tiny Bubbles of Chi 
Picking Up the Pace 
Minding Your Manners 
Sending Out & Backing Up 
Tending to Horses 
Sidepassing & Jumping 
Come to Me 
From Sack to Saddle 
A Leg Up 
Stopping & Spooking 
Trailering (or Not)  
Epilogue
Twenty Exercises
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted May 19, 2012

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    A fantastic read to awaken the right hemisphere of mind.

    Just borrowed this book from library and love love it. Any one who loves horses an or works with horses should read this book. Definatley purchasing it. Kinda want hard copy versus digital as this book has great diagrams for learning chi placement and manipulation.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Amazing book and so well written!

    I must say this is one of the best books I have read. It's as if your standing right because the writer listening. In the 20 years I've been around horses this book gave me much more insight to being with my horses. Love it and will pass it on... Thanks
    Debbiexo

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    An EXCELLENT read

    enlightening and inspiring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Well.

    Not as expected

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Not what I had in mind

    Listened to an interview of Dr. Hamilton . Thought I could learn some thing new on the matter of natural horsemansip. I was very disappointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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