Item description for Mastering the Art of Horsemanship: John Lyon's Spiritual Journey by Moira C. Harris, Tammy Jo Lyons & Charles F. Mann...
Overview This is the uplifting story of one man's journey to discover his true calling. With candid interviews, family photos, and touching narrative, author Harris, editor of "Horse Illustrated" magazine, and Lyons, John's daughter, recount the remarkable story of "America's Most Trusted Horseman."
The spiritual journey of "America's Most Trusted Horseman" John Lyons is the subject of Moira C. Harris and Tammy Jo Lyons's Mastering the Art of Horsemanship. A master clinician and riding instructor, Lyons is a pioneer in the positive training of horses, teaching horses patiently and humanely. He is nationally known as a top horse trainer specializing in natural horsemanship. The authors tell the uplifting story of Lyons's spiritual journey through personal accounts, candid interviews, and touching narratives, beautifully captured in the photographs of Charles F. Mann. This handsome book contains ten chapters beginning with the Lyons's childhood ("Life Before Horses") and progressing through his many life-affirming experiences with horses. Lyons's wisdom with training horses and his know-how gained from decades of experience make Mastering the Art of Horsemanship an invaluable resource of information and inspiration for all horse enthusiasts.
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Studio: Bowtie Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.58" Width: 9.72" Height: 0.81" Weight: 2.79 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Bowtie Press
Edition 2004. Corr. 2nd
ISBN 1889540935 ISBN13 9781889540931
Availability 0 units.
More About Moira C. Harris, Tammy Jo Lyons & Charles F. Mann
Jessie Shiers is the coauthor (with her husband, Jason Shiers) of "25 Projects for Horsemen," "101 Horsekeeping Tips," "101 Hunter/Jumper Tips," and "Incredible Horse Tales," She lives in Norway, Maine, with her husband, daughter, and, their horses. Moira C. Harris is former editor of "Horse Illustrated," She lives in Long Beach, California.
Moira C. Harris currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mastering the Art of Horsemanship: John Lyon's Spiritual Journey?
Very Interesting Jan 28, 2004
I thought this book was interesting, just because it is the only book that is written about the man and not the horse training principles he usually writes about. Also, if you pay close attention to the last chapter you can find plenty of "behind the scenes" information if you read between the lines. He certainly has had a rough life and been through a lot more than I thought. And although I thought he had trained horses all his life, that wasn't the case. Definately worth reading and the pictures are gorgeous.
Master Dec 23, 2003
I think this book was very insightful regarding a man famous for his work with horses. I sometimes got the feeling that the 'dirt' was being left out, but the book was entertaining and insightful nonetheless.
Spiritual journey? Nov 30, 2003
Not a particularly skillful accounting of John's journey. Not particularly insightful, either. I found myself wondering about what was left out of the book. More behind the scenes information would have given us more with which to connect to John.
John Lyons is the Most Amazing Horseman in America Nov 20, 2003
John Lyons is an incredible horseman. If you've been to his symposium or watched his tapes, you will buy this book to learn more about him. If you don't know him, don't start with this book, because you need to see the man himself in action, see how gently and respectfully he treats horses, how quickly and calmly they learn from him, to know why this book would be interesting. His voice and manner are so reassuring that when I go out, I leave his symposium tapes that I bought on his website on for my dog. I wish his story could have been written by a truly masterful writer and become a best-seller. This book gets the facts across but could have been deeper and more complex, like the man.