In Search of the Master Who Dances with Horses: Challenge
Based on social media statistics, Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling is arguably the most popular horse trainer in the world, with more than one and a half million “likes” on Facebook and just one of his many YouTube videos viewed more than 2.6 million times. At a certain point in time he invited people to join him as part of a very small select group to study with him full-time for a year. Urgently in need of a meaningful change of life, a man decides to cross the world together with his wife, a horse and a dog to be part of that small select group of people. He too would like to learn how to dance with horses. Perhaps it will then also be possible for him to teach others to do the same one day. He expects it to be life-changing. It is. This is the first part of his story.
5 out of 5 starsOne family's journey across the world in search of the truth about horses If you have even one moment of doubt about the acceptability of current human attitudes towards our interaction with horses then this book is required reading. Although assembled from a collection of blogs posted over a short period of time the writer has skillfully combined them to produce a fluent and fascinating story taking the reader on a journey of extreme joy, huge heartbreak and devastating disappointment. Andrew-Glyn Smail refreshingly presents the facts about horse/human relationships as they are without trying to avoid offence or beg for sympathy and he investigates the cracks in our equine world that most of us either choose to ignore or, sadly, endorse. He identifies methods that have been blindly followed for centuries as being seriously flawed and sets about finding enlightened trainers to correct what amounts to pure cruelty. He investigates then offers the facts about serious alternatives to our traditional, accepted horse training and handling methods and summarizes pros and cons of these methods and trainers and thus arms the reader with incentive, enthusiasm and, most importantly, hope. This book will change lives.(Gabrielle Adamson on Amazon, verified purchase)5 out of 5 starsIt is so refreshing to read about someone that truly cares about horses!(Jal on Amazon, verified purchase)4 out of 5 starsExcellent theme & pursuit (for those who have the $$$)Excellent theme & pursuit (for those who have the $$$), but he continuely beats up Hempfling for his "injustices" to them. As "common" people, would have been much more effective if author had stuck with all the other experiences along "The Path". It is very thought provoking -- because after all these years of wanting a horse, I had very much fallen into the same traps, no questions asked! And yes, I had just happened to read Hempfling before Smail! Fortunately, don't have $100,000+ to spend on searching for a "Master". Have gone thru All that "search" (w/o the $100K) for spiritual "enlightment", and get to the same point -- when you're ready, the "teacher" (human or equine) appears!(Dr Peter Brown on Amazon, verified purchase)