The Man Who Listens to Horses

by Monty Roberts

Knopf Canada | January 26, 1999 | Trade Paperback

The Man Who Listens to Horses is rated 5 out of 5 by 5.
This spellbinding memoir details the extraordinary life of Monty Roberts: a man whose gentle, compassionate training methods - transforming the once brutal practice of horse-breaking throughout the world - are redefining the way we think about communication, not only between other species but between ourselves. Over the past year, more than a million people have been uplifted by Roberts' book - from animal lovers to business leaders, and everyone in between. Amusing, poignant, riveting and humane, The Man Who Listens to Horses is that rare book that brings us into the company of a man and his magic, and opens us to the world of animals.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8 × 5.21 × 0.86 in

Published: January 26, 1999

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0676971288

ISBN - 13: 9780676971286

Found in: Horses, Horses, Pets

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought the Book for My Daughter I bought this book for my daughter. She loves horses and I grew up on a horse ranch it seemed like a logical purchase. I thought I would scan a page or two and ended up reading the whole book. And what a pleasure it was. This is a story about an extraordinary life. Monty Roberts is a horse Gentler who wants to make the world a better place for horses and people by using trust and kindness instead of our force of will. We all can learn something here.
Date published: 2005-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Man That Listens To Horses This is the best book I have ever read in my life and any one that has a passion for horses should read this book. I learned, I laughed and I cried. It is a wonderful study book I look over it all the time while in the barn. As well as a biography on a wonderful mans life. This man changed a few of the ways I look at horses and at life in general. I think this book should have the highest rating any book can get. My dream is to visit Monty's ranch one day because in my mind I can imagine how wonderful it is there for horses as well as humans. I would just like to say Thank You Monty for sharing some of your secrets in life to make life a better place for horses and humans all in one.
Date published: 2000-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recomend this book! I really enjoyed this book. It is a book for anybody who either works with horses or loves horses and can only read about them. It is a real life story that shows how one who was abused as a child can be kind to others and not let childhood abuse affect him.
Date published: 2000-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I thought this was one of the best books I've ever read! I highly reccommend it!
Date published: 2000-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the man who listens to horses i'm 13 and this is the best book the i have ever read!!!!!!!! i don't know what i'd do if i lost it!!!! i've read it like a milliom times!!! it's great!!!
Date published: 1999-12-10

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The Man Who Listens to Horses

The Man Who Listens to Horses

by Monty Roberts

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8 × 5.21 × 0.86 in

Published: January 26, 1999

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0676971288

ISBN - 13: 9780676971286

Read from the Book

The Call of the Wild HorsesIt all dates from those summers alone in the high desert, me lying on my belly and watching wild horses with my binoculars for hours at a time. Straining to see in the moonlight, striving to fathom mustang ways, I knew instinctively I had chanced upon something important but could not know that it would shape my life. In 1948 I was a boy of thirteen learning the language of horses.In the wilderness of Nevada, the soil is silky and cool to the touch at dawn, and at midday will burn your skin. My summer vigils were marked off by the heat of the day and the cold of the night and a profound sense of solitude. It felt right to be there under those vast skies on that dove-gray moonscape in the company of wild and wary horses. I remember, especially, a dun mare with a dark stripe along her back and zebra stripes above her knees. Clearly the matriarch of the herd, she was disciplining an unruly young colt who had been roughing up foals and mares. I vividly recall how she squared up to him, her eyes on his eyes, her spine rigid, her head pointed arrowlike at the adolescent. No longer full of himself, he knew exactly what she meant. Three hundred yards from the herd, the outcast would know by her body position when he could return to the fold. If she faced him, he could not. If she showed him part of her body's long axis, he could begin to consider it. Before her act of forgiveness had to come signs of his penitence. The signals he gave back to her--the seeki
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From the Publisher

This spellbinding memoir details the extraordinary life of Monty Roberts: a man whose gentle, compassionate training methods - transforming the once brutal practice of horse-breaking throughout the world - are redefining the way we think about communication, not only between other species but between ourselves. Over the past year, more than a million people have been uplifted by Roberts' book - from animal lovers to business leaders, and everyone in between. Amusing, poignant, riveting and humane, The Man Who Listens to Horses is that rare book that brings us into the company of a man and his magic, and opens us to the world of animals.

About the Author

Monty Roberts, born in 1935, lives in California. He is currently at work on his second book.

Lawrence Scanlan lives in Ontario.

From Our Editors

Monty Roberts has spent a lifetime studying horses and learning their "language." Instead of 'breaking' horses to accept a rider - a process which can take weeks and leave the horse brutalized - Roberts uses unconventional training methods that overturn the practice of centuries. His principles regarding non-verbal communication are now being applied in the work place and with traumatized children. The Man Who Listens to Horses is the fascinating autobiography of this extraordinary man whose gentle training methods reveal the depth of communication possible between man and animals.

Editorial Reviews

"The Man Who Listens to Horses will first break, then mend your heart.... A riveting and inspirational story.... Read it. Monty Roberts will make you marvel." -The New York Times Book Review

"Utterly engrossing.... For those who have ridden the high plains country, wide open, atop a horse in the full, mature glory of its strength, the only honest reaction after reading the book is to smile in warm agreement." -Michael Enright, The Globe and Mail

"Mesmerizing.... The kind of life-altering book you never want to finish." -San Francisco Chronicle