From My Hands to Yours - Monty RobertsSolvang: Monty & Pat Roberts, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Signed by the author on the half-title page — without provenance, reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Glossary; Photographic end papers & blanks;
From the cover: “Here at last is the book horse lovers have long awaited — a thorough collection of the training techniques and philosophies of Monty Roberts.
Whether your interest is in reining, show jumping, barrel racing, dressage, cutting, polo, Thoroughbred racing or simple leisure riding, From My Hands to Yoursis designed to help you understand your horse and communicate with him in a partnership that will last a lifetime.
In this book, Monty Roberts introduces the nonverbal Language of Equus, which humans can use to communicate effectively with their horses. He outlines the world’s first Dictionary of Equus, showing dozens of gestural statements made by horses and people and how they combine to create a true interspecies dialogue.
At the heart of the book is a step-by-step explanation, copiously illustrated with drawings and photos, of how Roberts works in the round pen. Using a method he calls Join-Up, he causes horses to willingly enter into partnership with their trainers, entirely without coercion or violence.
Roberts also discusses training issues, starting at the horse’s birth, including foal imprinting, building trust, advance and retreat, forming partnerships, and later basic skills such as stopping, turning, backing and changing leads with a rider. He shares his solutions to remedial problems like the horse that bucks when saddled or pulls back when tied, and how to school the reluctant horse that shies at trailers, starting gates, or will not go through water.
Roberts’ genius lies in his ability to understand what the horse is capable of, how to accept him for what he is, and how to work with him on terms the horse understands and appreciates.
From My Hands to Yours is sure to make your equestrian experience endlessly rewarding and gratifying — for both you and your partner.”
Illustrated by Jean Abernethy. Size: 10¼" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 230 pages.