Horses in Translation

Essential Lessons in Horse Speak: Learn to "Listen" and "Talk" in Their Language

Sharon Wilsie



ISBN: 9781570768590


CATEGORY: Equestrian Biographies

BINDING: Paperback / softback

EXTENT: 160 pages

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.

Meet the author Sharon Wilsie

Sharon Wilsie is a professional animal trainer and rehabilitation expert who regularly works with horses for private clients and at equine rescues. She develops and teaches equine –assisted learning programs at the high school and college level. Wilsie is also a Reiki Master/Teacher. Her book Horse Speak: An Equine–-Human Translation Guide was a breakout bestseller, and she now travels throughout the United States teaching her methods and helping others communicate with horses in their language. She runs Wilsie Way Horsemanship from her base in Westminster, Vermont (

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