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A banquet of all things HORSE and how these powerful and spiritual creatures can bring you closer to God.
Horses are magical, athletic, spiritual, and sometimes frustrating. The love of horses is often a life-long passion. Horses deservedly hold a unique place in relationship with men and women, boys and girls. Share the author's experience as a World and National Champion trainer and breeder with glimpses into the show pen, training arena, and birthing barn. True stories mix with allegory and inspiration to help readers indulge in the rich emotional banquet that is "horse" and discover precisely what it is about them that captures the heart.
Like all other animals, horses never fell from grace. They continue to live in close connection to their Creator. Give a horse the opportunity and it will share its lessons, heart, power, and spirit with you. Horses teach us about simplicity, authenticity, and commitment. After years specializing in working with stallions, Lynn Baber learned that the only way to get a 1500-pound hairy mass of testosterone to offer his obedience and loyalty is to earn it. The secret is simplicity and never breaking a promise.
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Horses are no more impressed that I am a World and National Champion breeder and trainer than is God. I am blessed beyond words to live in the company of horses. My delight in the relationship shared with my horses is new again each morning. Six horses live in the barn with my husband and me. Or, maybe it would be more accurate to say we live in the barn with them. .Why "Amazing Grays"? Two gray quarter horses, Bo and Swizzle, knew what God had in mind before I did. The day I (finally) realized that the lessons I thought I was teaching my grays were lessons God was teaching me was an exercise in both wonder and humility. The love of all things "horse" is as long as my memory. When I was four years old I was overjoyed to finally sit on a full-size horse for the first time. I fell off, got stepped on -- and was captivated! What explains this devotion to horses that some of us never outgrow? "Amazing Grays" may help readers understand it in themselves or those they love. .God has a sense of humor and wastes nothing. From motivational speaker to equine professional to author - every lesson I've learned along the way proves that success is based on recognizing and properly making what turn out to be ridiculously simple choices. It isn't coincidental that the three things God asks from me are the precisely the same three things I asked from the many hundreds of horses I've worked with: 1. Show up.2. Focus.3. Offer obedience. Readers are invited to share lessons I learned about horses, training, commitment, and relationship. Would you like to know how horses think and why don't they do what you ask? The secret to success with horses is learning to be both a great leader and a great follower. Writing this book was a huge departure from my normal routines as a horse trainer, breeder, judge, and consultant to the equine industry. There have been more horses and books in the seven years since I wrote "Amazing Grays." .The common thread from beginning to end is God's unfailing grace. How that applied to my life with horses was a mystery until I sat down to write the last chapter of this book, "The Spotted Wonder." My office was decorated with bronze statues won by the horse who changed my life. Until that moment I believed the large painting on the wall of "The Spotted Wonder" and me was a testament to my success. In that instant I discovered that it was actually evidence of my greatest failure. .This book was a journey of discovery for me - and the journey continues. From what I'm told, the book speaks to readers in an equally unique and personal way. But isn't that the beauty of relationship? Each one is just as special as every horse and every child of the King of Kings.About the Author:
If there's anything special about me at all, it is that I am profoundly simple. It wasn't always that way. Some of the more interesting lessons learned about simplicity came from the stallions I trained over many years. The only way to get a 1500 pound mass of hairy testosterone to offer obedience and loyalty is to earn it. You can't fool God and you can't fool a horse. They can spot "fake" from a thousand yards away. . No blessing is complete until it is shared with others. I share experiences drawn from time served as an introverted preteen, an extroverted teen, a figure skater, a college drop-out living in an unfinished basement, a non-traditional college graduate, two-time grad school drop-out, successful business consultant and professional speaker, a battered wife, a cherished wife of over thirty years, an anti-politician in politics, a community leader, a greener-than-green horse owner, a National and World Champion equine professional, and as a secure and blessed child of God. . Each one of us has a unique story to tell and a purpose. If you're reading this I can assure you that God has a plan for your life - and He has a sense of humor.It was gratifying to discover that messages I delivered as a motivational speaker were correct. Today I know where those principles are found in the God's Word. What is true is always true - in every era, circumstance, and location.
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Book Description Ark Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111938836030
Book Description Ark Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1938836030 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0832707
Book Description Ark Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1938836030