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The Path of the Horse eBook on Kindle takes the reader beyond the Path of the Horse documentary, following Stormy May's path in the years following the release of the movie. Originally released in 2012 and updated in 2016.

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Reading with horses

by Stormy May

Stormy reading with black horseThe beauty of reading with horses is you have something to do together besides trying to make them do what you want.  You are sharing space together with all participants feeling safe.  It’s something friends do. 

Maybe they enjoy the sound of my voice when I read aloud, maybe they enjoy the content of the stories or perhaps they enjoy feeling my emotional state induced by good books.  Reading books can be a doorway to an emotional state that feels good.

Here is one of my favorite recordings, taken with an iPod nano in 2010 with the herd that I was spending the most time with.  I see traces of my horse trainer background in the interactions.  I’m glad the horses seem to forgive me for it and like to be with me anyway.

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This wonderful film moved me to tears. It is unfortunate that the ever present pressure to be constantly digitally and remotely connected has for many dulled the connections we all have or are capable of forming with each other and with animals and nature. This documentary should be required viewing for all who live and work with horses. On the verge of buying my own first horse, I look forward to finding that connection and to simply being with her.

Moved to tears