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Riding Home The Power of Horses to Heal

ISBN-10: 1250033519

ISBN-13: 9781250033512

Edition: 2015

Authors: Tim Hayes, Robert Redford

List price: $26.99
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For thousands of years one animal has contributed to human survival more than any other. It has been a source of food, a means of transportation, a provider of physical labor and an instrument of war. This extraordinary creature is the horse. Throughout human history people have loved, owned and ridden horses. Horses fascinate us; they silently speak to our hearts. Young and old, rich or poor we are drawn; whether to books like The Horse Whisperer, events like The Kentucky Derby, TV Specials like the award winning HBO movie Temple Grandin or movies like Steven Spielberg’s War Horse.Millions of people — horse owners and non-horse owners alike — have also discovered the amazing abilities of horses to help us heal and recover from disabling physical and mental conditions such as autism and multiple sclerosis by participating in what is known as Equine Therapy. Now something quite extraordinary has been discovered about the ability of horses to help humans. Men and women afflicted with severe emotional damage are healing and making dramatic recoveries by receiving the simple love, understanding and acceptance that comes from establishing a relationship with a horse. The unique message of Riding Home is two-fold. On an individual level it is the first and only book to explain why horses have this remarkable ability to heal and positively transform emotionally wounded men and women whether they be troubled teens, prison inmates or war veterans with post traumatic stress disorder. On a societal level Riding Home offers a powerful argument for the expansion of such equine programs that accomplish what many institutional organizations that utilize traditional psychotherapy and pharmaceutical medication have often been unable to achieve.To have a relationship with a horse is to discover and know yourself, other humans and the world with more truth and compassion than one could dream or imagine. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves. They cause us to become better people, better parents, better partners and better friends. They teach us that when we’re not getting what we want, we’re the ones who need to change either what we’re doing or who we’re being. A horse can be our greatest teacher for a horse has no ego, he never lies and he’s never wrong.
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/3/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Tim Hayes brings nearly three decades of outstanding communications counsel and tactical experience - particularly at the leadership level - to clients. He shares much of that experience and lessons learned along the way in his first book, Jackass in a Hailstorm: Adventures in Leadership Communication. He has been named the No. 1 Speechwriter by the Washington, DC, chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators; winner of the top speech in the nation by PR News in its Platinum PR Awards; a national Cicero Speechwriting Award winner, and has been honored by more than 20 regional and state awards for excellence in writing. He is the subject of two USA Today articles, is a regular guest expert on regional and national radio programs, and has become recognized as a national resource regarding helping leaders perfect their public personas. Since 2000, he has led Tim Hayes Consulting as president, working to effectively position organizations in the marketplace through intelligent, well-reasoned and well-crafted speechwriting, executive message development, employee programs, government relations support, technical writing and public relations. Through his Total Pro line of services, Tim offers personalized leadership communications training at management retreats, conference appearances, and one-to-one consulting sessions.Tim has served leaders of all types of organizations through annual reports, transparency and sustainability reports, strategic speechwriting and presentation coaching, employee communications efforts, and other high-level communications designed to achieve key business objectives. Tim has worked directly with CEOs and other senior executives of major corporations, including Daimler-Chrysler, United States Steel Corp., H.J. Heinz Company, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Mellon Financial Corp., GNC Inc., PPL Corporation, Grant Thornton LLC, Fleet Boston Corp., Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Banco Santander Corp., Federated Investors Inc., Wabtec Inc., Michael Baker Corp., iGate Global Solutions Inc., Universal Stainless & Alloy Products Inc., Allegheny Ludlum Inc., Kennametal Inc., and the Pittsburgh Steelers. His career began as a newspaper reporter, where he won a statewide award for news coverage of his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Tim earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from IUP in 1982. He resides with his family in suburban Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.