Janet Jones has combined her PhD in cognitive science with her experience of training horses to put together 'Horse Brain Human Brain' to explain the differences between how humans and horses see and experience the world. I was interested in reading 'Horse Brain Human Brain' in the hopes of furthering my knowledge of the science and anatomy of the horse's brain and senses, and how they compare to our own. As a trainer and coach, one of the challenges I face when working with a partnership is helping owners understand how their horses think differently about certain situations than they do. This book shares the science to back-up explanations of behaviour that could help horse owners better understand their horse(s).
Horsemanship Journal Book Reviewer, Jenni Sellick 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.
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What inspired me to write about my experiences was that I am an instructor, and I'm a clinician along with my husband, Mark Raschid. Even before my accident, I had a lot of people coming to me saying they were scared and they would feel ashamed about it.