Friday, February 29, 2008

The Soul of a Horse

I just got finished reading the pre-release copy of A Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd by Joe Camp. Excellent. Joe approaches the subject of horse ownership from a logical standpoint, rather than following tradition. He questions the norm, always looks at everything from the horse's perspective. This is so refreshing, I found myself agreeing with so much of this book and it was great to see how questioning tradition and following logical arguments with horse care leads you to opposite ends of the spectrum as compared to traditional horse care. Barefoot horse trimming and natural horsemanship techniques were covered at lenght, but presented from the horse's point of view. Every owner, new and experienced, of a horse should be sent a copy of this book. I plan on purchasing quite a few of these books and loaning them out to all my horse acquaintances. The book will be released on April 29th, but you can pre-order it now from for a discounted amount. Joe Camp was the man who created Benji. He knew a lot about dogs, but nothing about horses. He got his first horse a couple years ago, and this is a story about his journey to find sense in caring for horses.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the excellent review. While we know that horsie folks will enjoy the journey told in the book, I have shared with non-horsie people as well who enjoyed the tale in a way similar to Monty Robert's The Man Who Listens to Horses. Thanks again, Kathleen Camp