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"To appreciate Shy Boy," writes horse gentler Monty Roberts, "you must see him or his kind running free and easy, in a wide open space." This compelling story, and the breathtaking photographs that accompany it, offer a chance to do just that. During a dramatic three-day ride across miles of high desert, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang h"To appreciate Shy Boy," writes horse gentler Monty Roberts, "you must see him or his kind running free and easy, in a wide open space." This compelling story, and the breathtaking photographs that accompany it, offer a chance to do just that. During a dramatic three-day ride across miles of high desert, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended. In the year that followed, Shy Boy grew to love life on the farm, playfully demanding attention, and becoming fascinated by children. After a year of challenges and one frightening illness, the wild horse's exceptional spirit earned the respect and admiration of his trainers. And, as a result of a PBS-aired program based on his initial encounter with Roberts, Shy Boy gained international fame.Yet throughout this extraordinary year, Monty Roberts struggled with the question, "Would Shy Boy rather be free?" With trepidation, he took Shy Boy back to the wild to let him choose. The event, and its stunning conclusion, are memorably captured in these magnificent photographs and in a story that is both unforgettable and inspiring....

Title : Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in from the Wild
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ISBN : 9780060932893
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Shy Boy: The Horse That Came in from the Wild Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-02-22 06:36

    Monty Roberts is one my heros when it comes to all things equine. He has a natural tenderness in him that I can only hope to embody in my ongoing work with horses (and people!). Mustangs, especially, are highly sensitive animals with intensely honed instincts; only someone like Roberts who effortlessly speaks their language (the language of Equus as he aptly names it), can truly commune with the soul of the horse and develop a relationship that is of immeasurable depth and value. What impresses me most about Monty Roberts, though, is not his seemingly innate talent as horse whisperer and cowboy, but his willingness to test theories, to admit defeat when defeat is due, and to ultimately, under whatever circumstance, do what is in the best interest of the horse.Because truly, horsemanship should never be about humans making demands of their mounts and forcing results at whatever cost (often by resorting to highly abusive and violent “techniques”), but of a willing and mutual partnership in which the horse learns from the human just as readily as the human learns from the horse. After gentling Shy Boy and developing a profound relationship, Monty bravely and selflessly gave Shy Boy the most valuable opportunity; an opportunity that 99% of “owned” horses are denied. Monty gave Shy Boy a choice: be free or come home. He came home. What a testament to the incredible, surreal bond that can be fostered through gentleness, patience, and utter respect for these creatures who have, miraculously, decided to be our friends and partners in this life.Humans, humans. We have a lot to learn.

  • MTR
    2019-03-04 06:40

    There was a lot about this story that bothered me-- I don't know a lot about the issue around saving wild mustangs-the author was careful in his critique of the BLM. While I applaud his efforts to influence the way wild horses are "broken" his method of dogging the horse into submission was disturbing. Not to mention these wealthy ranchers spreading their destructive cattle all over these beautiful wild places. I give 5 stars to the photographs, though.

  • Terry Hoskins
    2019-03-02 13:41

    Loved this book, illustrates the wild and gentle sides of the majestic mustangs!

  • Susie Kramer-Joneston
    2019-03-01 09:29

    This book should be labeled as fiction. You can see in the photos that Shyboy was shod. No wild mustang is shod. Secondly his own photographer sued him for fraud right after this. Monty Roberts claims he loves and would never abuse horses but the people who owned the horse that Monty rode during his "capture" of Shyboy sued him for animal abuse. Monty caused that horse to suffer severe injuries and Shyboy was chased aggressively over many many miles. That alone is abuse. People who saw Shyboy at Monty's Flag is Up Farm have documented that the poor horse was left alone in an outdoor pen with no friends or shelter and that his feet were never taken care of because no one could get near the horse. What a farce. Sorry horse lovers there are far better books out there to read.

  • Natasha
    2019-03-09 12:37

    Monty Roberts is a man to look up to. He has a way not only with horses but various flight-driven species; deer, ect.He uses a gentle approach and is a leader in the growing movement towards 'gentling' horses, rather than breaking them. His work is proving to even the most traditional cowboy that there are other methods that are kinder to the horse, and at the same time work and create a more respectful and willing relationship between man and equine.

  • Amandine
    2019-03-15 13:31

    J'admire énormément Monty Roberts et c'est un véritable plaisir de lire ses livres. Celui-ci est magnifique et richement doté de splendides photos. J’apprécie beaucoup sa méthode d'approche des chevaux tout en douceur et j'ai beaucoup appris grâce à ce grand homme de cheval. Cette aventure avec Shy Boy est juste extraordinaire et donne à réfléchir sur les méthodes habituelles.

  • Andrea Blundell
    2019-03-16 07:34

    I love horses so was interested in the story behind this. The information that was there was good, but I was hoping for a lot more detail. There was a lot of summing up about the process. Maybe he has more detail in his other book; so I'll probably give it a try. It's not a bad read; just don't expect a lot of detail.

  • Alice
    2019-02-27 09:36

    Perfect approach for training horses. Monte Roberts reveals how through observation he has discovered a way to communicate with horses. He gentles them rather than using brutality. This is a story about how he gets a wild mustang to accept being ridden in less than 3 days.

  • Barb
    2019-03-10 13:39

    True story....beautiful horse and tender man

  • James Christensen
    2019-02-26 13:57

    The story of a mustang's join-up & training - strong section on dealing with abuse.

  • Ron
    2019-03-04 05:42

    At the age of 65, Monty Roberts the original horse whisperer, replicates an experience he had as a boy - gentling a horse in the wild. The horse in this case is Shy Boy, brought in from the high deserts as part of a BLM program to control the numbers of mustangs that roam the public lands of the western states. Set free to join a herd on the open range of a huge ranch in northern California, he has a new life until Roberts (and a BBC film crew) single him out for Roberts' system of training horses without violence. Without a holding pen, the process is strenuous and extends over days. Just as interesting is the transformation that occurs afterwards, as Shy Boy becomes a riding and working horse and adjusts to improved diet, better health care, and the presence of humans.Also included in the book is a description of Roberts' training of a racehorse, Blushing ET, who has an extreme fear and hatred of starting gates. Roberts' account of these man-horse encounters is made vividly dramatic by the many photographs of Christopher Dydyk that illustrate this enjoyable book. Definitely for lovers of horses and those fascinated by the mystique of the wild mustang.

  • Louise
    2019-03-13 06:30

    In this beautifully illustrated book, Monty Roberts's beloved horse Shy Boy takes center stage. In a gripping, intimate narrative and in one hundred colour photos, Monty Roberts relives their unique relationship, beginning with his first encounter with the wild horse in the high desert. During a dramatic three-day ride across a hundred miles, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended.Throughout the year that followed, Shy Boy grew to love life on the farm, playfully demanding attention and becoming fascinated by children. During a year of challenges and one frightening illness, the wild horse earned the respect and admiration of his trainers-he had exceptional spirit. And, as his fame grew folliwng the PBS-aired documentary that featured his initial three-day encounter with Monty Roberts, Shy Boy began to receive visitors from all over the world.This is truly a fascinating book that I read and owned a copy of about two years ago. I had loaned it to someone and never got it back.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-27 05:38

    Large color pictures could be pretty. I'm not particularly fond of how Roberts twists this story. The horse did not willingly come out of his herd and he did not choose people over freedom with his herd. He was turned out with a free range herd for a few weeks before the capture and offered the chance to rejoin that herd a year later, or stay with the people (and domestic horses) he'd spent the last 11 months with. Horses are family creatures and I think it may have had different outcomes if he'd been allowed to remain with his own wild herd for these tests (though I do understand it is not legal with BLM rules). Roberts just seems to be twisting this story to make readers think something that's not exactly how it really happened. Either way it was an interesting read, but not something I would read again or likely recommend to others.

  • Elizabeth Kennedy
    2019-03-08 12:55

    Loved this book and love everything about Monty Roberts. Monty overcame severe abuse at the hands of his father and watched his father beat and abuse horses. Vowing to never treat another living being with cruelty, Monty has built up a way to gentle horses and help them become used to humans with love and kindness. He lets the horses know they are safe and that he respects them, understanding their language and needs. If I had a horse I would definitely work with him this way. Monty must be one of the kindest people on earth and I wish him all the success in the world. I hope more people hear of him.

  • Randy Daugherty
    2019-03-10 12:41

    In Shy Boy , the horse that came in from the wild, we are once again joined by Monty Roberts, the original Horse Whisper.Shy boy is a wild mustang who Monty is sure he can use his technique of joining with in the wild with no fences.The challenge is taken up by the BBC and they are on their way. What follows is a unique and inspiring story.Perhaps this new way of schooling horses will catch on and be more main stream than the methods of the past.If you love horses you should check this out if nothing else but for the beautiful photography that is through out the book.

  • Jen
    2019-03-02 05:43

    Mainly about the wild mustang Monty joined up for a television show, but also had side stories about the mustangs in general.'No other animal in history has had more impact on our lives than the horse. Millions of horses gave their lives in our wars. They transported settlers in covered wagons across continents, delivered our mail, plowed our fields, cleared our lands, and entertained us with their athleticism on racetracks and show grounds. And during all this time they have provided faithful companionship.'

  • Lisa Betteridge
    2019-02-21 06:37

    Monty Roberts is without a doubt the king of horses. He is able to treat horses like they deserve to be treated and the horses trust him because he acts like one of them rather than trying to own them and make them do what he wants. The story of Shy Boy is incredible and anyone who doubts that (wild) horses can be handled gently should read this. The bond he established with this wild horse in the open space is so strong that the horse decides he would rather stay with Roberts than be free. If this is not sign and reason enough to treat horses with respect and patience I don't know what is.

  • Molly
    2019-03-11 08:45

    The pictures in this book are beautiful, as is the subject matter. I think there was a documentary on Monty and his methods that I had seen and that prompted my husband to buy this book for me as a gift. The process is remarkable how Monty trained this wild mustang. I think there was also a fascinating correlation with the impact his non-violent training demonstrations had on audience members who had been abused. Maybe that part was only in the documentary though. Don't remember.

  • Jenny Hakes
    2019-02-22 07:52

    So fare I love this book and the horse Shy Boy is the best horse that came from the wild. The kid sade that he could tame a horse but the werkes sade he cont so goes out acot a horse and thamd a horse. When he brot the horse back they dint bileve him but he now he chout him. 10 to 15 years later there was a droing to cach 10 wild horse he enterd and got cosen. A week later he stard on giting the hores from the wild. It is so hard to put down and the horse is the simble of freedom.

  • Jo
    2019-03-04 12:30

    Gorgeous pictures and there are a lot of them, the content is a little light. I much prefer what Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt have to say about the language of the horse and there is a lot more usable content to pick up from Tom and Ray and use with your horse work. The book was first published in 1998 and with the distance of time I view his writings about the plight of the mustang with a jaded eye.

  • Beverly
    2019-03-10 08:33

    During a three-day ride across miles of high desert, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended. In the year that followed, Shy Boy grew to love life on the farm, playfully demanding attention, and becoming fascinated by children. After a year of challenges and one frightening illness, the wild horse's exceptional spirit earned the respect and admiration of his trainers. Great horse story

  • Debbie
    2019-02-25 07:39

    I love horses and I really enjoyed this story and will be reading more by this author. This is an amazing story of a mustang taken wild and tamed, then returned to the wild and brought back again. As my uncle Rusty used to say " You tame a horse never break them. You never want to break a horses spirit".

  • Julie
    2019-02-25 06:56

    The most amazing book about the most amazing man, have read all his books and love the way he works with horses and gains their trust without any malice or abuse. Have seen him work on the TV and would love to meet him, if you love horses or even if you don't you will enjoy every book and the message he is trying to portray

  • Debbie Walker
    2019-03-06 13:34

    This is a book about Monty Roberts and his aim to prove to the doubters of his widely acknowledged ability to break and train horses. Monty accepts a challenge to achieve 'join-up' with a totally unhandled, wild-living mustang. A fascinating read supported by numerous colour photographs of the experience. if you love horses then this will interest you.

  • Mary
    2019-03-04 07:37

    A very inspiring book about one man's way of communicating with a mustang (wild horse). Beautifully written, along with some great photography, I really enjoyed this book and so will you if you love horses or even just care about animals; Monty Roberts will show you a different way to respect another creature.

  • Amy
    2019-02-26 12:42

    The REAL horse whisperer!! This just proves that animals are intelligent, can make their own decisions and are just as emotional as humans. This definitely puts the end to the animals are dumb belief. I intend to try to track down the actual video of this!

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-17 12:44

    Love this book. Read it a lon time ago but any horse lover/owner should read it. Amazing example of the bond that can form between two species. Communication between us is possible if we just listen, Monty Roberts proves it.

  • Carolyn
    2019-03-01 09:57

    A truly sensitive record of the experiences of a unique human and a horse, as Monty tells of his gentling of the horse, Shy Boy, from the wild, no violence just invitation. Fantastic photographs taken at the time.

  • Heather
    2019-03-13 10:37

    wonderful book by the legendary Monty Roberts. If you love horses, you will enjoy this book. Shy Boy, an American mustang, is also mentioned in The Man who Listens to Horses, another book by Monty Roberts.very moving book about communication between handler/trainer and this wild mustang.

  • Maureen
    2019-03-18 13:57

    I read this book sometime ago and just found it here it is an awesome book to read and it gives more indepth reading how to be around a horse and to gentle horse too. Really enjoyed the book very much too. I could read it again also.