The man who listens to horses talks to people.
'Monty Roberts will make you marvel. The Man Who Listens to Horses will first break, then mend your heart.' New York Times
Already famous for his way with horses, Monty Roberts now wants to revolutionise the way we communicate with each other. His principles of trust and non-violence, about which he speaks so passionately and lucidly in his public demonstrations, made corporations from all over the world send their managers to watch his work with horses. They saw that Monty's techniques could be applied to business leadership and training.
People of all kinds all over the world write and talk to Monty Roberts everywhere, because his passion for understanding, for gentleness, for fairness, reaches all of his audiences. They respond to his ideas of how we can make the world in which we live and work a better place.
'The demonstration by Monty Roberts taught us some valuable lessons in peoplemanship. Each of us learned something we could bring back to our daily lives.' Richard H Frank, Chairman, Walt Disney Communications
We can't all meet him, so in response to the almost universal demand to Monty to make his life-changing thinking available to everyone, he wrote this book.
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Praise for Shy Boy:
‘This gripping and enthralling book, which shows the traditional relationship of man and horse in a completely new light, proves extremely hard to put down whether one is a horse-lover or not.’ Country Life
‘Stunning’ Daily MailFrom the Back Cover:
Monty Roberts is world famous for his way with horses, showing us all how to achieve a willing partnership. But, as everyone who has watched him or read his books is aware, his message of trust also has a tremendous impact for humans.
He maintains that his methods are simple. He creates a safe environment in which the horse, (or the child, student or colleague) can learn. He rewards positive actions. He never uses threats or violence. He listens and is patient, waiting for co-operation.
Soon after Monty Roberts started his demonstrations, he found that corporations from all over the world were sending managers to watch his work with horses. They wanted them to see Join-up and to see the way to use these techniques in business development and training, as a key way of the new business leadership.
But there are very strong general human reactions to his work as well. After the demonstrations, in meetings, in letters to him, he has heard hundreds of stories of human despair and abuse form people who feel, after seeing his gentleness, his fierce objections to violence, that here is a man that they can trust.
And every time, they ask him to write a book which explains how to use what he has learnt form listening to horses for people. This book is the result.
'Join-up' is a consistent set of principles, geared towards the horse's own language and designed to let the horse know that he has freedom of choice. I release the horse at the beginning of each session, encouraging it to leave me, therefore exercising its right to flee in order to protect itself. I require it to be responsible for its own actions and the consequences of those actions.
These concepts are valid in the human arena. Violence and confrontation are never the answer. A harmonious partnership in the work place or any social gathering is far more productive than one of force and intimidation,
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110002571072