Friday, October 14, 2016

Zen Mind, Zen Horse by Allan J. Hamilton, MD

Available in Paperback and eBook
An amazing reference manual for every horse owner.”

 Zen Mind, Zen Horse:

The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses

by Allan J. Hamilton MD (Author), Monty Roberts (Foreword), Robert M. Miller (Foreword)

Eastern philosophy enters the stables in this unique guide to horsemanship. Allan Hamilton describes how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them. They use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Hamilton shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider. 

My Review…
An amazing reference manual for every horse owner. Filled with everything horse - from Native American anecdotes, to handling/position and body language - Zen Mind, Zen Horse will keep you engaged and informed. A great refresher course for seasoned riders and essential reading for all novice riders. Recommended reading.
Gina McKnight

About the Author
Allan Hamilton’s started off working life as a janitor. Today, Dr. Hamilton holds four Professorships at the University of Arizona in Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Psychology, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has been chosen by his neurosurgical peers as “One of America’s Best Doctors.” Dr. Hamilton has authored more than twenty medical textbook chapters, fifty research articles, and has served on the editorial board of several medical journals. He has been a vocal advocate for reform of medical education and the peer-review process to reduce morbidity and mortality from medical mistakes and surgical mishaps. 

Dr. Hamilton's first book, The Scalpel and the Soul: Encounters with Surgery, the Supernatural, and the Healing Power of Hope (2008,Tarcher/Penguin USA) was awarded the 2009 Nautilus Silver Award, which was conceived to recognize world-changing books. Previous Nautilus Award winners include Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Scalpel and Soul has been translated into several languages and is now in a paperback edition. For the last several years Dr. Hamilton has served as medical script consultant to the TV series Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. Dr. Hamilton raises Lipizzan horses, German Shepherds, and purebred Angus cattle on his ranch on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona. His latest book, Zen Mind, Zen Horse—The Science and Spirituality of Working with Horses was published in September, 2011 by Storey Publishing. Forewords for the book were written by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller—two of the luminaries of the horse world. 

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Donna goodnight said...

Dr Hamilton is a brilliant surgeon and sucessfully operate on me for chairi malformation decompression surgery/syringomyelia. Enjoyed his first two books and made me even more spiritual. I feel honored to know him.

Gina said...

Thanks, Donna, for your wonderful comment and insight to Dr. Hamilton's amazing contribution to our wellness. Blessings always!