Horses in Translation
Essential Lessons in Horse Speak: Learn to "Listen" and "Talk" in Their Language
With her landmark first book Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide, trainer Sharon Wilsie upended conventional methods of human-equine communication (using words and ropes, for example) with her clear classification of the language horses use with each other (body, breath, and intent), as well as an unparalleled explanation of how we as humans can effectively mirror it. Learning to "listen" and "talk" to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours, is a milestone in the progressive philosophy of horsemanship, helping find positive solutions to behaviour and training problems and ultimately leading to fewer misunderstandings between horses and humans.
In her much anticipated follow-up, Wilsie uses true stories to relate examples of "problems" and how they were solved using Horse Speak. Her engaging narrative introduces readers to dozens of real life scenarios from different barns, various disciplines, and riders and handlers with contrasting experiences and backgrounds. Wilsie highlights her Horse Speak process, the clues that point to the best course of action, and the steps she takes to connect with horses that have shut down, grown confused, or become sulky or aggressive for any number of reasons. The result is a book full of incredible insight and exciting possibilities.
Reviews for Horses in Translation
If the idea of learning about horse whispering through real-life examples interests you, add this to your reading list!
Anyone who loves and owns horses will find Sharon Wilsie’s book Horses in Translation a joy to read! … You don’t want to miss this book!
Wilsie is a gifted storyteller… I was enthralled, and kept coming back for more…. Horses In Translation deserves a place on every equestrian’s shelf who seeks to keep an open mind and constantly learn.
In Horses in Translation, Wilsie tells true stories of how serious ‘problems’ can be solved using Horse Speak, like this one, about an OTTB and the woman who desperately wanted to connect with him.
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