Horsemanship Journal Book Reviewer, Jenni reviews 'Horse Brain, Human Brain'. The Neuroscience of Horsemanship' by Janet L. Jones, PhD.
I was expecting to need a scientific dictionary to read this book, but in fact, it read brilliantly, really easy to understand without having previously studied any kind of equine science. When it says it's written in Plain language, you can believe it. There is even a convenient glossary at the back for quick reference. I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was drawn into the fascinating facts and managed to finish the whole book in just a few days.
As a horse owner with a keen interest in horsemanship, I found the book to be insightful and enlightening, and the little stories of the author's experiences and the practical exercises dotted throughout were a nice way to prove the points and offer ways in which the relationship with your horse can be improved by honouring the equine brain.
Understanding the world through your horse's eyes really makes you think about how much you ask of your horse on a daily basis and how you can alter small things to be kinder and more effective with your equine friend.
Many paragraphs provoked real thought about how we could change our expectations for the good of our horse/human partnerships. The quote about horses being 100% true.. authenticity that we rarely find elsewhere in our human lives was particularly poignant for me.
The final paragraphs are words of wisdom that should be shared with the whole horse world!
I'll definitely be recommending this one to my horsey friends at the Barn.
Review copy kindly provided by Quiller Publishing.
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