The Heart and Practice of Graceful Horsemanship


151 page book designed to take to the horses with you! Full of actual work for you to do on yourself and with your horses.  This work is designed to get underneath what the seasoned horseperson already has and is a magnificent start for the beginning horseperson! 

Praise from  Dr. Robert Miller DVM  (a lifelong horseman and veterinarian) 
“MaryAnn, you are a sensitive and thoughtful horsewoman, I trust your book will help many people and horses”

From the Forward:

“When a person and a horse come together, in harmony, with grace and ease, what is experienced by the horse and the human is pure connected joy. In this place, all things are possible. Both the horse and the human try to fulfill their part in the dance or the construction of their song. They both want to contribute all that is available in the present moment.

To get here, we need to be honest with the horses and with ourselves. This honesty can and will be cultivated by both parties. We may need to learn about our bodies – how they move, in what shapes, measures, and notes. Our emotions — what happens before what actually happens? Our thoughts — the lyrics! Are we thinking in pictures, words, a hierarchy, in harmony, or in leadership?

Think of a herd of horses running out, moving together…

They want to be together, move together, and running together. In fact, they are born to do it! This is the very nature of being a herd animal: being and staying together by choice. This is harmony, grace and ease, pure connected joy, and if we want this kind of seamless movement with horses, we need to learn it. And if we are going to learn it, we are going to do some personal growth along the way.

Enjoy the journey! Mary Ann”