An in-depth study of Horse/Man relationship
by Ray Hunt
“When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea….He wants to do it, he likes to do it, and he does it.” These words are typical of the way Ray Hunt expresses his philosophy of the ideal relationship between man and horse
That philosophy is discussed in this book, in a manner that makes the reader feel as if he is listening to Ray talk. It is persuasive talk- gently persuasive; this man’s ideas make a lot of sense, and the success he has achieved with those ideas is impressive.
Ray Hunt travels around the country-and into other countries-working with groups of riders who are interested in his philosophy of harmony with horses. As Gene Lewis says in his Foreword to the book, Ray’s theory is “to unite the hoers and rider into one working unity of both mind and body. He has developed a language that most western people can understand and has become a wonderful teacher, demonstrator, and philosopher.”
Included in the book is an interpretation of the “Ray Hunt method of schooling a horse,” written by Vincent W. Carpenter, who attended one of Ray’s clinics He tells amazing stories that Ray might not tell about himself and summarizes the whole philosophy in a clear and objective way.
Also included is a question and answer section, in which a number of the questions most often asked of Ray are answered in detail. And throughout the entire book runs the simple, basic idea: think harmony.