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Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in from the Wild

by Monty Roberts

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  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
This time Monty Roberts brings the reader on a remarkable journey - putting his money where his mouth is, Roberts risks losing a beloved equine companion when the media, traditional trainers and detractors pressure him to prove the long term validity of his 'join up' methodology and philosophy. In turns heartwarming, inspiring, amusing and thought provoking, Roberts proves that the relationship between horse and human can be one of genuine caring, mutual respect and voluntary partnership that crosses the boundaries of language and species. ( )
  puckrobin | Jan 8, 2011 |
Shy Boy is a book of Monty Robert’s account of taming a wild mustang. He begins by explaining how he came up with the idea, plan, and funding for such a project. He describes how he separated Shy Boy from the herd and worked with him on the open range. The last part of the book is about when Shy Boy comes back to his farm and he trains Shy Boy. At the very end, he sets Shy Boy free, but Shy Boy comes back to the farm and chooses Monty over freedom. The book is very well written in its detail and explanations. The best part of the book is the pictures that document every aspect of the journey. The photographs are beautiful and make Monty’s story come alive but you can see it happening step by step. ( )
  chory.4 | Mar 2, 2008 |
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Celebrated as "the real horse whisperer," Monty Roberts made his literary debut with The Man Who Listens to Horses--half autobiography, half introductory lesson to "Equus," or the language of horses. In Shy Boy, Roberts returns with the story of a wild mustang he captured and domesticated using his renowned, nonviolent training technique. Beginning with the stunning Cuyama Valley in California, where he tracked the young stallion Shy Boy for three days, and moving on to the horse's gradual acclimation to human contact, Roberts walks the reader through the slow, detailed process. In the course of this equine odyssey, he stitches in inspiring anecdotes, as in the case of Samantha, an ailing 12-year-old who used Monty's method: "She saved a horse from an untimely end in a slaughterhouse and spared herself further harm--and she had done it without ever raising a hand or even her voice." However, the real credit for this book should probably go to the photographer, Christopher Dydyk, whose 100 or so colorful glossies dominate the book's 236 pages, with dazzling shots of the ranch, the range, and Monty at work. With brilliant graphics and easy-to-read language, Shy Boy is ideal for a young horse lover. --Rebekah Warren

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World-famous horse gentler Monty Roberts reveals the unique rapport he shares with one special horse: a wild mustang.

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