Whispering Back is a non fiction book on horse training, broken up into many chapters. They each tell the tale of a horse that the authors and horse trainers – Adam Goodfellow and Nicole Golding – have worked with.
What I found unusual about this book – and love! – is that Adam came to horses on account of Nicole at a later age in life than many. It was during university that he flippantly made a comment about Nicole purchasing a horse she’d fallen in love with in a nearby field. Little did he know the journey that would take him on.
A couple living in the UK, Nicole and Adam attended a session run by Monty Roberts and were instantly convinced that there had to be a better way to reach and train horses than to muscle them around. Each chapter of Whispering Back details their growth as horse people, troubled horses they worked with and how accomplishments were made over time.
If you have a passion for horse training and natural horsemanship, I encourage you to get a copy of this book. Of interest to me also were the many references to different horse trainers and educators in the industry – it seems I’ve got some more research for blog posts!
Whispering Back is an interesting read and the fact that it is factually based makes it all the more appealing to me.
Authors: Nicole Golding and Adam Goodfellow
Non Fiction – horse training
In my library? Indeed! I may have to have a look out for the other work by these two authors. Definitely the topic was insightful and inspiring!
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“You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.” – Dagobert D. Runes