Shortlisted for the Horse Racing Book of the Year in the 2015 British Sports Book Awards.
This is a book that will both shock and
inspire, anger and inform. In Gary’s own colourful words it tells of an
itinerant RAF childhood blighted by a pair of evil if outwardly god-fearing
identical twins who groomed and abused him and his brothers. How he found
sanctuary in a racing stable, how his devotion made every horse he groomed a
winner and how his obsession ruined his family and drove him to the very brink
Salvation came in the world of ‘Horse
Whispering’, although Gary prefers the more basic phrase ‘Natural
Horsemanship’, which he has adapted from the work of Monty Roberts and other
great practitioners from the American West. This chimed with his own rejection
of the harsh systems still in common use and enabled him to educate young
horses, redeem seemingly hopeless ones and become the leader of choice for top
racehorses entering the starting stalls.
If Horses Could Talk is a gripping tale of revival and redemption, both serious and
sad. And it should change the way we
communicate with horses forever.
“Captivating and motivating” Horse & Hound
“Prepare to be amazed” Daily Mail
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