Old Men and Horses: A Gift of Horsemanship - PB
InformationThis is the first book by Australian horseman Ross Jacobs
Ross Jacobs is a gifted horseman with a talent for telling a tale. He has decades of experience training horses and teaching horsemanship, and in these short stories, that understanding is expressed in simple episodes that resonate in the work of every good horseman and woman.The stories revolve around three central characters that come to life in a narrative that offers unforgettable lessons of horsemanship. Walt and Amos are elderly twin brothers who have gathered a life-time of experience understanding horses. They share their knowledge with a young boy who has a passion for horses. In his journey the boy makes the same mistakes common to all horse people and the brothers adopt the same principles of educating the boy as they might a young horse – with kindness, support and encouragement to explore and experiment.
The stories are sometimes funny, witty and poignant. But most of all they are unforgettable with the knowledge and insight they impart. This is a book destined to become a staple on the bookshelves of everybody who is interested in the art of good horsemanship.
Ross Jacobs is a horse trainer, teacher and clinician who started with horses at a very early age. He lives in northern New South Wales in Australia, but travels around the country and internationally to teach good horsemanship to a growing audience. Ross devotes considerable time writing articles for magazines. He also has a popular blog that has developed a worldwide following and can be read at www.goodhorsemanship.com.au