Horses Don't Lie (Ebook)

What Horses Teach Us About Our Natural Capacity for Awareness, Confidence, Courage, and Trust

Chris Irwin, Bob Weber

The wisdom and teachings of an original Horse Whisperer and respected trainer

Written by one of the original Horse Whisperers Horses Don't Lie is the definitive guide to training horses and every horse trainer will welcome this method. After years of using his method to train horses Chris came to see that it could also be applied to human behaviour. As Chris points out: "A horse knows what you know." The characteristics necessary for building good relationships with horses can be used to deepen our relationships with other people and to enrich our daily lives. Horses can teach us how to communicate with empathy and patience, not only with them but with each other. Humans, like dogs, are natural predators while horses are prey that evolved to band together in packs for protection. This results in two differing types of consciousness and for a human to think like prey teaches many things. It teaches the trust and honesty essential in building relationships, and not only in a relationship with a horse; while the sensitivity and awareness that characterises a horse's perception of the world are qualities we could all use in our own lives. "Always think like a horse and not like a dog." The real magic of horse whispering is what horses reveal to us about ourselves when we strive to understand their behaviour. Horses Don't Lie will teach you about the connections we can make in our lives when we learn from horses.

Publication date: 01/02/2013


ISBN: 9780285642256


Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Travel & Nature

Chris Irwin

Chris Irwin

Of Chris Irwin, Ireland's Equestrian magazine said 'he is more horse then human'. In France, his publisher says he's written the bible on horsemanship.

From standing-room-only university lectures, to training the trainers in horsemanship, therapeutic riding and equine assisted coaching, Chris Irwin is one of the most innovative leaders working with horses today.

Horse & Rider magazine said, 'nobody explains the horse human relationship better then Chris Irwin.' Hall of Fame jockey Sandy Hawley, said, 'Absolutely amazing! I wish I could've ridden a Chris Irwin horse.'

Surprisingly, renowned horseman, personal coach and international best-selling author, Chris Irwin, did not grow up with horses and came from a difficult background.

Following an Olympic rowing career cut short by Canada's boycott of the 1980 games, at nineteen Chris found work at a racetrack in Seattle and immediately knew he had found his calling.

After just a few months at the track, Chris went back to Canada to explore driving with harness draft horses. Next he journeyed south to find work as a cowboy where it was the wild mustangs of Nevada that taught Chris how to work 'smart like a horse'. A decade later he had trained 18 U.S. National Champions with wild mustangs in both riding and driving competitions.

His difficult childhood developed his awareness for body language to know when to safely advance into, or retreat out of, a situation.

From equestrian training to executive coaching, mentoring for disadvantaged youth, resiliency workshops for 1st Responders and Military Veterans, to therapeutic, wellness programs, and even the prison system, the scope and impact of Chris Irwin's insights reach beyond the horse industry.

Bob Weber

Bob Weber

Bob Weber is a journalist and author based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.