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Globetrotting: A Travelogue Exploring Horsemanship in Far-Flung Places

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Globetrotting: A Travelogue Exploring Horsemanship in Far-Flung Places

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    Available in PDF Format | Globetrotting: A Travelogue Exploring Horsemanship in Far-Flung Places.pdf | English
    Rosie Jones McVey(Author)
In Globetrotting horse trainer Rosie Jones McVey goes backpacking around the world in search of horse-training secrets. This is the story of her journey, across three continents, exploring horsemanship in radically different settings. With a backpack stuffed with her riding hat and chaps, a meagre budget and a whole lot of optimism, she set out on the adventure of a lifetime, to share horsemanship ideas with South American cowboys, Australian mountain men, equine behavioural scientists and Indian horse dealers, to name just a few. All along the way she learns from and contributes to the horsemanship she encounters, always with an open mind and from a non-judgemental viewpoint. Fresh, funny and with a roller-coaster of emotions, this thought-provoking book will appeal to anyone interested in horses and horse-training methods.

Rosie Jones McVey has a natural talent for horse training. She has trained horses professionally since she was a teenager. At 21, she became the youngest every Recommended Associate of the Intelligent Horsemanship Assn. She has ridden in demos for Kelly Marks and Monty Roberts. Her passion for finding the best solution to horse training problems is infectious, and while she is able to succeed in all manner of horse training challenges she never loses the perspective of a student, keen to lean from any direction and willing to share her experiences. She remains refreshingly open to new ideas and honest about her own internal debates surrounding horse training choices. She is currently undertaking a PhD in horse/human interaction at Cambridge University.

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Rosie Jones McVey(Author)
  • J.A.Allen & Co Ltd; First Edition edition (30 Oct. 2015)
  • English
  • 3
  • Sports, Hobbies & Games

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  • By Fiona M on 4 February 2016

    fascinating insight into aspects of horse training round the world, even for a completely non-horsey person like me! Very easy & enjoyable to read, offering plenty of food for thought and reflections about the relationships between horse and trainer, and humans generally. Highly recommended!

  • By c on 28 April 2016

    This is a stunning, glorious book. Beautifully written and thoroughly absorbing, it provokes thought, reflection, compassion. Perfect. Anyone interested in horses, horsemanship, animals, humans, or travelling should read this.

  • By Marge Butterworth on 5 September 2016

    This is one of the best horse books I've read because the author is so open to new ideas and so brilliant at finding the good, even when, on the face of it, what she is seeing is bad. Rosie Jones McVey travelled to various places (India, Australia, Brazil) to study horse training techniques. She asks many searching and intelligent questions of the trainers she meets and is not afraid to press them for details. I was slightly disappointed with the first couple of chapters, but became gripped as I read on. I can see the author becoming a leading light in horse training in Britain. (I am not particularly a Monty Roberts fan, but Rosie seems very capable of picking the best of his methods and adding to them in a thoughtful careful way.)

  • By Guest on 30 October 2015

    What a treat of a book, combining a love of horses with a passion for travel. RJM’s engaging writing style easily transports the reader to the exotic dusty heat of India and the beaches of Bali via the Australian rainforest to the tough macho world of the cowboys of South America.British horse trainer Rosie’s honest account of her desire to explore horsemanship across the globe, and in turn to share her own extensive knowledge and techniques makes for a thought provoking read. Her experiences and astute observations are in turn funny, illuminating and at times uncomfortable – pushing and questioning ethical boundaries in tough working environments. But all with the aim of seeking knowledge and improving how we train and communicate with our equines. Her accounts of the characters and horses she meets are woven together with a rich narrative, and the captivating descriptions evoke the powerful smells, sights and tastes of the various continents she travelled.A treat for any horse lover – this is far more than a story of backpacking or a guide to global horse training techniques, Rosie brings together a tale of adventure and horsemanship in one highly readable book.

  • By The McVeys on 8 December 2015

    I must state an interest as Rosie's father in law. I am a traveller but not at all horsey and I have heard much of this first hand. However I was very impressed by Rosie's book. It is beautifully written and produced. The emphasis is very definitely on the horses but Rosie's anthropological background and generally philosophical outlook make it a book of interest to all. It does not surprise me that this is a thought provoking book whilst also full of the joy of travelling, meeting people and learning a lesson from everyone, even those who have some challenging opinions!

  • By Mrs. S. H. Palmer on 9 December 2015

    Fascinating book that both grips and educates. Rosie's love for horses shines through and the knowledge she shares through this book, based on her horsey experiences while travelling around the world, will open your eyes and your brain. I love the way Rosie writes, it's easy to read, and recommended for anyone who wants to educate or inform themselves further about the horse world.

  • By mr s miles on 2 February 2017

    This is a great read that when I had to put it down I was only thinking of when I could pick it up . Rosie has a way of writing that puts you at the scene and I love the way she questions things and puts different perspective on things . I'd recommend this book to anybody as you don't need to have a interest in horses if you love reading then get your hands on a copy !! ..

  • By lucifer on 27 January 2016

    Got this for Christmas after it was on my wish list. Took it on holiday with me and finished it within two days. Couldn't put it down. Well written just as if someone was telling you there tales from a trip. Found it gave you a good insight into horsemanship in other countries whilst also helping you to challenge your own views on ethics.Just wish it was longer and now need to go back and read it again to take in the bits I missed the first time.

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