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I Am Equus: Understanding the Horse's Potential through Everyday Encounters

Duaa Anwar

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ISBN 10: 1432751492 / ISBN 13: 9781432751494
Published by Outskirts Press, 2010
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Title: I Am Equus: Understanding the Horse's ...

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

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Have you ever felt there was more to your horse than most people presume? If so, you are probably right. What we take for granted from our horses has long been dismissed as simple instinct, but horses have the capacity for complex emotions, intelligence, and a consciousness not commonly accepted as a trait of the animal kingdom. Horses have demonstrated "human" traits such as humor and compassion for as long as we have shared the earth, and it is up to us to figure out what we have in common to improve our communication skills with them.

"Because of the many human attributes people assign to horses, describing them as stubborn, uncooperative, or hateful, they find themselves standing at the edge of a wide communication gap. The only way to break the cycle of tension is to narrow that communication gap. How to do so can be partly explained in equine psychology books. The other part is to understand horses on an emotional level."

In I Am Equus, you'll get to know horses that have demonstrated amazing trust, survived against all odds, formed lifelong friendships, made people laugh, and taught others inspirational life lessons. Some have even saved lives. At last, Equus is presented in his true intellectual and emotional potential.

About the Author: Duaa Anwar, an Egyptian raised in the United Arab Emirates, was born with a love of horses. She spent most of her life reading and studying about horses until finally becoming a horse owner in 1995. She rides and competes in dressage, and advocates classical riding and natural horsemanship through her website Her articles have been published across the web and in many equestrian publications. She is currently preparing for an instructor qualification issued by the British Horse Society.

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There is nothing average about the average riding-school pony, and nothing "human" about a horse playing a joke.

Hear the voice of the horse as he says, "I am Equus," where he proves that his intellectual and emotional capabilities extend beyond popular belief. Every horse is an individual with unique traits, likes, and dislikes, as well as extraordinary tendencies, such as saving human lives and solving puzzles. In these pages, you will meet:

* Gerry, a little pony whose wisdom inspired the writing of this book.
* Shaq, whose judgment saved his rider from an encounter with a mountain lion.
* Man, an Appaloosa stallion who continued to heal his owner long after his passing.
* Sassy, the wonder mare who snatched world titles after recovering from a crippling injury.
* Master Jim, an equine Houdini with the skill to unlock the trickiest of gates.
* Bella and Goldie, two draft mares whose mischief continues to embarrass their owner.
* Queen, who recklessly charged a wild bear to protect her rider from inevitable death.

Nearly fifty more horses from around the world are presented to illustrate a fully dimensional equus, where his thoughts and emotions are brought into light. The next time you meet a horse, you will have a new, profound appreciation of his potential. If you already own a horse, you may find your bond with him growing stronger as your understanding of his mind intensifies.

"If you picked up this book because you are skeptical of horses possessing `human' attributes, I feel you will become a believer by the time you finish reading it. And if you picked up this book because you believe in the horse's potential but are too shy to admit it among a non-believing public, you will gain confidence knowing that what you believe is true."

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