Horse Speak is not a training method or technique--it is a practical system for "listening" and "talking" to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you "hear" him, you "get it," and you have ideas you want to share with him, too.
The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations
, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.
Sharon Wilsie has enjoyed a professional career as a horse trainer/rehabilitation specialist, intercollegiate coach, and riding instructor. She has also been a Reiki Master/Teacher since 1992. Wilsie has developed and implemented a number of programs over the last decade, including volunteer training groups for horse rescues and therapeutic riding centers, Equine Assisted Learning courses, and hundreds of workshops and seminars relating to Equine Facilitated Therapies, alternative training methodologies, and rehabilitation methods for difficult horses and horses with PTSD. Wilsie has worked with students from all ages, including at-risk youth programs. Her passion for helping both people and horses understand themselves and each other better led her to develop the system called "Horse Speak" and the bestselling book and video of the same name. She is also the author of Horses in Translation and Essential Horse Speak (sharonwilsie.com). Gretchen Vogel is a lifelong horse owner and rider, as well as an avid gardening expert. She is the author of two previous books: Solar Gardening and Choices in the Afterlife. She lives in Keene, New Hampshire.