If Horses Could Talk

If Horses Could Talk

by Gary Witheford


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If Horses Could Talk by Gary Witheford

Gary Witheford, who has trained horses for Queen Elizabeth and tamed a zebra for riding, tells his story through the prism of the horses and animals that have most affected his life

The shocking and inspiring life story of Gary Witheford, one of the country's leading horse whisperers. If Horses Could Talk, which is co-written by award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and author Brough Scott, tells Gary's story through the prism of the horses and animals that have most affected his life. The book starts with Gary's terrible sexual abuse as a child, and how he managed to overcome this. Animals and horses in particular became a central part of Gary's life as a direct result of his abuse. His inspiring and uplifting stories about these horses and animals will amuse and fascinate. Gary says: "My life has been inspired as well as saved by horses and I hope that telling my story can inspire others too." Brough Scott adds: "Communication comes in many forms. That which Gary Witheford has with horses is among the most remarkable I have seen in any language. Anyone who has ever had anything to do with a horse will be inspired and mesmerized by Gary's story, and shocked by the early part of his life."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910498026
Publisher: Racing Post Books
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gary Witheford is a leading horse whisperer and the man who famously "backed" a zebra to prove that all flight animals react in a similar way to human handling. Brough Scott rode 100 winners as an amateur and then professional jockey before becoming a broadcaster and journalist. He has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Sunday Telegraph, and the Sunday Times. He is the author of Galloper Jack, Henry Cecil, and Racing Certainities.

Table of Contents

Prologue vii

1 Threatened Childhood 3

2 School of Salvation 15

3 Safety in a Stable 25

4 Royal Mail 37

5 Growing Confidence 51

6 Breaking the Mould 59

7 The Wrong Road 71

8 Zebra Mania 83

9 David and Goliath 95

10 Getting the Points 107

11 Arnie and Flight 123

21 On the Floor 137

13 Brujo 149

14 Stress in Stalls 161

15 Sea The Stars 175

16 Winston and the Future 195

Tack Room 212

Acknowledgements 241

Index 243

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