This book is exquisitely written by Caitlin Collins, an expert in natural horsemanship and horse-facilitated coaching who is also a professional writer and NLP Trainer. Heart to Heart with Your Horse reads like a conversation with the author and is friendly, gentle, encouraging and forthright. It is highly informative and offers a comprehensive range of self-help interventions, drawing upon NLP, to build trust, rapport and delight in your relationship with the horse (and, in the process, yourself).
It systematically guides the reader through tips, exercises and stories to help you discover what you and the horse want, how to communicate better with the horse and what might be getting in the way of that. It covers groundwork, riding, competition, working with instructors, surviving livery yards (“Humans are weird!” is my favourite sentence), and 'bit-less and barefoot'.
I feel this is a wise book which has the potential for horse-lovers who really engage with it to increase greatly the rewarding nature of, and improve, the relationship between themselves and their sensitive companions.
Heart To Heart with Your Horse is also beautifully designed by The Write Factor, with plenty of 'white space' and a clear layout which makes it physically a pleasure to read.