Zen Mind, Zen Horse: The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses
- 01 Dec 2011
- Storey Publishing
- 320 pages - 178 x 254mm
Zen Mind, Zen Horse begins by examining how the equine and human brains function, often related to their respective roles as prey and predator. Going on to draw insights and wisdom from spiritual traditions such as Zen Buddhism, Ayurvedic healing, and Yaqui shamanism and from the great horse cultures of the Mongolians, Bedouins, and Native Americans, Dr. Hamilton shows the importance of developing right-brain awareness and quieting the left-brain dominance of our Western brains.
Seamlessly integrating spiritual principles and practical applications, Dr. Hamilton shows how to apply the chi-based approach to every aspect of horse-human communication. Ultimately, the author shows the depth of insight humans gain into themselves, as well as horses, after working with these amazing animals.