by Kathy Pike
Foreword by Linda Kohanov
Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength and Awareness explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one’s instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communication, and releasing negative thoughts.
Because their survival depends on being highly tuned to the thoughts and feelings of others, horses sense human intentions rather than what is offered in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species. Humans who learn how to improve their communication with horses can improve their relationships with their mounts, enhance the lives of their trusting friends, and improve their own riding experiences. Here are the moving stories a horse named Hope who teaches the difference between hope and faith; an abused horse’s background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful discovers and reaffirms her self-esteem, and many more.
Readers will be inspired by these experiences to explore and apply the deep and everlasting connection between horses and humans. Hope . . .From the Heart of Horses is a book that will bring insight to everyone with an interest in how humans and animals can learn from one another.
Kathy Pike is the founder of the Mind Body Method (MBM), a published author, a coach trainer, a leader in the field of Equine Experiential Learning, and a life coach. She conducts equine-facilitated workshops and training sessions throughout the country and abroad.
Release Date: April 2009
Foreword by Linda Kohanov, author of The Tao of Equus and Riding Between the Worlds
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Praise for Kathy Pike . . .
“Kathy Pike’s book regales the reader with the powerful story of her own evolution and the stories of her coaching clients where horses take a critically important role in returning people to living lives in line with their core values. She eloquently speaks for the sentient wisdom of the horse and its emerging new role in the history-long partnership with mankind.” Patricia Broersma, author of Riding into your Mythic Life: Transformational Adventures with the Horse
“Contemporary society disconnects us from ourselves. It teaches us to analyze, figure out, and control rather than to feel, connect, and allow. Kathy Pike’s path to reconnection is through horses. Her descriptions of her own journey, as well as of her teaching, are masterful. Anyone seeking greater reconnection with themselves-whether through an equine connection or some other route-will appreciate and learn from them.” Ralph Strauch, author of The Reality Illusion: How You Make the World You Experience
“Kathy helped those in the Leadership Institute to see how they were leading. . . The participants quickly saw what worked and what they needed to change if they were going to have cohesive, dynamic teams. Instead of weeks or months of classes, talking, team building, etc., after a one-day workshop the women went back to their corporations and started doing things differently to get the best from their people.” Jill L. Marce, Business Development Director, Women’s Vision Foundation Leadership Institute
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