I’m an experienced rider. But had a series of falls and injuries and lost my nerve, and that meant every time I got on a horse I was emotionally transmitting fear. And as a result my horse was fearful. Neil’s book pointed out such basic fundamentals of the emotional relation ship you have with a horse off and on the ground, how firm but consistent behaviour can change the way you approach riding, and handling a horse. There are no gimmicks No quick fix. But a common sense approach to problem solving that really spoke to me and I can honestly credit Neil’s book as the guide that firmly put me confidently back in the saddle. If you only read one horsey book this year make it this one.