Book review: Through the Eyes of the Horse by Carlos Tabernaberri
Reviewed by Lisa Graham Peterson
Humans and horses have built an incontrovertible bond over some 6,000 years now. Those who prefer paddocks over patios don’t look to explain this connection, although 105 million search results for the phrase suggests otherwise. Paddock people like me do search for a deeper understanding of this bond to guide them with practical tools for a better horse-human relationship. Bonus? A touch of inspiration. I found all that in Through the Eyes of the Horse by Carlos Tabernaberri (Moonrise Media).
Argentina-born to three generations of horsemen, Carlos established himself as a world-class trainer in Australia. His approach is revolutionary and horse owners asked, “Why don’t you write a book?” So, he did. That was 2006, but rest assured, Through the Eyes of the Horse is timeless. His advice today stands the test of time.
This is not a long book – 144 pages – but it can be the tome you’re looking for to combine a philosophical approach with practical lessons in one volume. For those who desire a ready reference, you can keep this as a handy read with straightforward writing, scannable graphics and sidebars, and 167 invaluable “how-to” color photos. It is a text for those who’d rather be riding than reading.
For those desire the deeper “why” behind the “what” this book delivers as well. Carlos wouldn’t be true to himself if he didn’t spend the first part of the book helping you to understand that … well, frankly … it’s not about you, it’s about your horse. Your horse is still operating on 50 million years of DNA and has no interest in your resume. Your horse needs to understand why a predator rides its prey. Horses want you to walk in their hooves for a bit and see the world through their eyes.
Carlos helps you do that.
“Once you have your horse’s heart and mind, his body will follow,” Carlos Tabernaberri
Through Whispering Acres, Carlos starts, trains and rehabilitates horses the gentle way, with cooperation through communication, understanding, and trust to ensure performance and versatility. Until Carlos brings one of his sell-out training sessions to a city near you, you can subscribe to his training video sessions. Or follow Carlos on Facebook and Instagram.
You may order a copy of Through the Eyes of the Horse by Carlos Tabernaberri at this link: https://whisperingacres.com/horse-3/
Through the Eyes of the Horse by Carlos Tabernaberri
Perfect Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Moonrise Media; 1 edition (February 3, 2007)
North Americans may also buy from Amazon.
MORE ABOUT THE REVIEWER: Lisa Graham-Peterson (lisagrahampeterson.com) is a Minnesota-based writer, editor, and university professor. Her first love was a quarter horse named Sugar who lived on a neighboring farm to her aunt’s homestead outside Pisgah, Iowa. Lisa confesses that she does not ride nearly as much as a healthy adult should. Lisa pictured with her Gypsy Vanner friend, Whitaker.
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