Discovering Natural Horsemanship Tom Moates, Lyons Press, $24.95, Hardcover; 800-243-0495.

discovering-naturalThis is the story of a writer’s journey that turns to admiration and respect, sharing one man’s curiosity with horses and what he learned along the way.

It is a story without an ending. Nor should there be one, for Moates weaves his personal observations of horses and their nature with his own human awareness, which the reader understands will be ongoing. As Moates writes of his growing relationship with the mares, Soke and Niji, his heart, as well as his humor, comes through in his words. This is an authentic odyssey of one man’s discovery of nature—heartfelt and very inspiring. —Linda Wommack

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