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Legendary Hearts of Horses

LEGENDARY HEARTS OF HORSES wins big at the EQUUS Film & Arts Festival held in Maple Park, IL November 12-28, 2021, receiving top honors for the best ‘Equestrian Overall’ Literary entry.

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Horses have powered the ambitions of man for thousands of years but, the Heart that powers the Universe, also powers horses. Enjoy the fascinating journey presented by ‘Legendary Hearts of Horses’, following horses like Secretariat, Eclipse, and others, who had physically ‘larger than normal hearts’, making their special mark on history and beyond.

Experience the tangible and intangible qualities of equine heart as it deeply effects human life. While we are intrigued by genetics and raw power, these become secondary compared to the connecting, thrilling Heart Spirit that resides not only within horses, but in all living things.

What people are saying:

“This is just to congratulate you on Legendary Hearts of Horses—what a gorgeous, meaningful book. You made excellent decisions. The production details are so distinctive and classy, and your narrative is fascinating and profound.” 

– D. Burns, editor Storey Publishing

This is a stellar book with very important messages! Magnificently told. Superbly thought out. Divinely inspired and inspiring.” 

– P. Perry

Note from the author:

“I wrote ‘Legendary Hearts of Horses’ to not only express my gratitude and awe for these gorgeous creatures, but to suggest that we all have much in common; we love, we learn, we share, we suffer. Connecting us beyond everything we know and everything we don’t, is ‘heart’. I hope ‘Legendary Hearts of Horses’ serves as a beacon for community and hope, as well as an inspiration to connect with something greater than ourselves. Life itself is an instrument playing throughout the Universe. Perhaps it’s time we wondered about its Creation, its’ Greatness, and especially the notion that we, as humans, dance to its’ tunes with other people and creatures, without offering our deepest appreciation for the privilege.”

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COHERENT HORSEMANSHIP: Combining the Quantum and the Classical

Coherent Horsemanship: Combining the Quantum and the Classical won American Horse Publication’s ‘Equine-related Nonfiction Book’ category for books published in 2020. Winners of all categories were announced at the AHP Conference in Irving, Texas, September 17-19, 2021.

Judge’s comments for Coherent Horsemanship:

This is an exceptionally comprehensive and moving book that holds the potential to change lives. I’d readily recommend it to every rider and, especially, instructors. The first impression is “moving”; by the end, Neary has supplied a comprehensive guide to working with the horse through levels of “training.” Illustrations greatly enhance understanding and, in some cases, even create an emotional response.

What people are saying:

Neary’s talent to access horse and rider through smart science and tested traditions make this title unique. Many horse owners have experienced those sometimes elusive and transitory moments of complete harmony and connection with their horses. This book facilitates a better understanding as to how and why those moments occur, how to better access them, and how to transcend to a permanent new level of coherence in their horse/human relationship.

– N Alvin-Smith, Grand Prix rider/trainer

You have amazingly connected things that transpire in the “horse world”, to all that matters in our entire world. Isn’t it all about “just people doing something better”? There is so much cruelty to the earth, animals and each other. If we all could just have a belief system of community, understanding etc. that you indicated, we would all be in a better place. I will leave you with your point that “leadership is a solemn responsibility”. If only that was universally understood! I LOVE reading your book!

– K Paginis

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Coherent Horsemanship: Combining the Quantum and the Classical, by Adrienne Neary, combines colorful illustrations with detailed instruction in basic Equine Energy work and encompasses the building blocks for the basic training of any horse. Neary has successfully compiled her training and experience with world renowned Masters, Dr. John Harvey Gray (USUI Reiki), Dr. HLM van Schaik (Dutch Olympian), along with many students and many horses.

By practicing the routines and instructions in this book, you can expect to combine conscious breathing, meditation and energy awareness – the basis for well-being and relaxation – with an energy scanning and delivery technique. You will also combine your ‘physical positioning’ and ‘psychological and emotional’ positioning with a progressive training routine and a well-informed riding position, to achieve a more harmonious experience under saddle.

Combining the quantum (non-physical) and the Classical (physical) presents a ‘coherent’ and holistic approach to any discipline, providing a way engage more fully in everyday interactions.

Deeper, more coherent connections facilitate a new bonding experience between you and your horse, whether you’re working from the ground, from a distance or from the saddle. This is truly a unique and helpful manual for the DIY horse owner who wants to develop and nurture unity with their cherished companion.

Note from the author:

“I wrote Coherent Horsemanship in an attempt to provide a voice for many, many horses, and many, many people. Years ago, I thought my destiny would unfold in the competitive arena of Dressage. It just didn’t turn out that way. My students and horses maneuvered me into uncharted territory; challenging me to help in ways I was mostly unprepared for. They constantly informed me with their vast, invaluable and unspoken experiences. For many years, I delved into the ubiquitous harm/stress/behavior paradigm and came to a new understanding of pain’s purpose. It led me into an entirely new practice and instruction platform. I truly believe that we can collectively improve countless lives from now on. In the spirit the Horse and Human Masters who taught me, I felt that writing about and illustrating this knowledge was the best honor I could bestow.”

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Each one of us has a tremendous responsibility. We are involved with creatures whose only language is not a human one. We need to be truly versatile – Love like a child, Practice with devotion, Listen with openness, and Advocate like a mama bear.

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

– Albert Einstein

Will you ‘be’ a leader of excellence and of purposeful evolution?

Your next choice makes all the difference.

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Second edition coming soon! Get in touch using the contact page if you’d like more information…