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Tim Hayes

Riding Home

Tim Hayes Riding Home The Power Of Horses To Heal
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Biographical note:

TIM HAYES attended The University of Vermont and holds a B.S. Degree in Psychology. Before his career as a horseman, Hayes had a long career in Film and Television. He has worked as a cowboy for the Joseph Black & Son Cattle Ranch of Bruneau, Idaho and as a riding instructor at Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk, NY. It was there that he began teaching Natural Horsemanship, the approach often called, "Horse Whispering." For the past fifteen years, Hayes has been a nationally recognized Natural Horsemanship Clinician. He teaches and conducts clinics throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. He is also a visiting instructor of Natural Horsemanship in the Department of Animal Science for both The University of Connecticut and The University of Vermont. He has appeared in the 2006 award winning Cablevision’s TV Documentary "Natural Horsemanship with Tim Hayes" and has been profiled in numerous other media outlets, including The New York Times.

Main description:

For thousands of years one animal has contributed to human survival more than any other. It has been a source of food, a means of transportation, a provider of physical labor and an instrument of war. This extraordinary creature is the horse. Throughout human history people have loved, owned and ridden horses. Horses fascinate us; they silently speak to our hearts. Young and old, rich or poor we are drawn; whether to books like The Horse Whisperer, events like The Kentucky Derby, TV Specials like the award winning HBO movie Temple Grandin or movies like Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.

Millions of people — horse owners and non-horse owners alike — have also discovered the amazing abilities of horses to help us heal and recover from disabling physical and mental conditions such as autism and multiple sclerosis by participating in what is known as Equine Therapy. Now something quite extraordinary has been discovered about the ability of horses to help humans. Men and women afflicted with severe emotional damage are healing and making dramatic recoveries by receiving the simple love, understanding and acceptance that comes from establishing a relationship with a horse.

The unique message of Riding Home is two-fold. On an individual level it is the first and only book to explain why horses have this remarkable ability to heal and positively transform emotionally wounded men and women whether they be troubled teens, prison inmates or war veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. On a societal level Riding Home offers a powerful argument for the expansion of such equine programs that accomplish what many institutional organizations that utilize traditional psychotherapy and pharmaceutical medication have often been unable to achieve.

To have a relationship with a horse is to discover and know yourself, other humans and the world with more truth and compassion than one could dream or imagine. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves. They cause us to become better people, better parents, better partners and better friends. They teach us that when we’re not getting what we want, we’re the ones who need to change either what we’re doing or who we’re being. A horse can be our greatest teacher for a horse has no ego, he never lies and he’s never wrong.

Review quote:

"Learn how horses can heal people and the power of equine therapy. Riding Home is essential reading for horse lovers and everyone who works with people who need healing."—Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human

"Riding Home will inspire and further encourage those with mental and emotional disabilities to find the dramatic beneficial effects as well as t

INTRODUCTION – 5
CHAPTER 1. Wild Horses – Wild Men – 10
CHAPTER 2. The Nature of Horses – The Nature of Humans – 23
CHAPTER 3. Horses Healing Humans – Bodies and Minds – 55
CHAPTER 4. Horses Don’t Get Divorced…Today’s Youth at Risk –74
CHAPTER 5. A Trail Less Traveled – My Journey With Horses – 96
CHAPTER 6. The Walking Wounded – Horses For Heroes – 117 
CHAPTER 7. Horses, Humans, Trauma and PTSD – 137  
CHAPTER 8. “I Wish People Had Ears Like Horses” –148
CHAPTER 9. What Draws Humans To Be With Horses?– 163
CHAPTER 10. Austin – 182
CHAPTER 11. The Evolution of Horsemanship – 200
CHAPTER 12. Riding Home – 219
NOTES – 225
BIBLIOGRAPHY – 241
APPENDIX – 255
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS – 263


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