Throughout our shared history, horses have captured the human heart and imagination. Whether you're an avid equestrian or admire horses from afar, your heart will overflow with the wisdom galloping through these pages. The horses stand ready to guide humanity to a brighter future.
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"My favorite part of Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity is Kim’s ability to illustrate the function of a healthy herd in contrast to the dysfunction of human societies. I was especially struck by the observation of our societal expectation of being able (and even required) to be a contributing member to more than one community at a time.
Kim’s story of her experience and observations with horses and nature, are a timely recognition and urgent message for humanity to wake up and remember our inherent connection to our planet and our sensory abilities to feel and know the truth. Only then can we shift our societal anxieties (based on perpetual mis-information) to solutions and behavior that is actually in our best interest."
-Schelli Whitehouse, author of The Business of Coaching with Horses:
How to Reach More Clients, Feed Your Horses, and Change the World
“Kim has a gift, and she's shared it with all of us through Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity. Once you start to unwrap the lessons in this book, and the more layers you expose, the deeper the treasures. Whether or not you have equine experience, Kim and the horses have something we desperately need, and yet have had all along.
For those in the horse world, liberate yourselves from any preconceived training, use this book to restart your journey, and follow the horse's lead. See where they take you. And then dare to share the gift of horse wisdom with those without access to these great teachers.”
-Nancy Muñoz, FreeHorse Arts
"Kim Hallin’s book, Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity, takes the reader on a journey that explores core truths about life and how we humans have separated ourselves from nature. Kim gently nudges us to suspend our human way of thinking and experience the world with horses as our guides. In Kim’s words: 'The horses are here to lead us home.' It is the kind of book you read once and enjoy revisiting often."
-Karen Rohlf, Dressage Naturally
“My favorite aspect of Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity is the dance Kim weaves between her personal story and her herd throughout the whole book. If one doesn’t know Kim at the beginning, you will become profound friends by the end. The experience of reading this book is like any relationship at the start. Kim, her herd, the pages and the reader are getting to know each other. Kim’s words and intentions create this very quick-forming relationship where the reader becomes invested and wants to know more. Tell me another story. By the end you will feel like fast friends and will be looking forward to the next time you meet.
In a literary world where there are many books offered in a language that is only understood by those in the industry this refreshing book shares the wisdom of the horse in bite sized pieces that are easily digestible, accessible to all, relatable and transferable. Whether you are a seasoned horse person or someone who has only dreamed of being near a horse, this book has stories that you can understand and 'nuggets' of wisdom to apply to your own life. I’m confident this book will help more humans find their way to the horses and for that the world will be a better place. Thank you, Kim. I hope book number two is not far behind!”
-Lynda Watson, Founder/Publisher, Equine Leadership magazine,
A platform of HorseTouch Life Design
“Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity is a wonderful, eye-opening book! It’s powerful, yet gentle. Beginning with the first chapter, Kim shows that she herself is a humble human learning from horses and sharing her personal journey, not an expert “lecturing”.
The book is an excellent standalone resource to begin gaining a deeper understanding of horses (and humans) or it can be used as a jumping off point for delving even deeper. Kim provides a list of resources as well as journal prompts at the end of the book for those who want to continue their journey. This is an important book. It’s also touching and very readable! I’ll return to these pages again."
-Michael Gordon, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Social Entrepreneurial Studies,
Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
“I was so inspired by Kim’s book. It’s a reminder that we have a choice as to how we relate to our world. I've always felt drawn to horses. We owned horses when I was a child and although I rode horses, I felt more comfortable spending time with them rather than riding them. Horses have so much to teach us if we are only willing to learn.
Living in a world of distraction and disconnection has left many of us feeling lost. We've easily become consumed by the external world and have forgotten what really matters. This beautiful book and its teachings remind us to wake up to what's present in our lives. To connect with ourselves and others around us. Through the wisdom of horses, we are given the gift of remembering to reconnect and communicate through our heart, rather than our mind. When we drop our egos and allow ourselves to open our hearts and minds, we're given the gift of "seeing" things differently."
-Bonnie Compton, APRN, BC, CPNP, licensed child & adolescent therapist,
parent coach, and best selling author of Mothering With Courage
“Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity is a hugely helpful book for ALL horse owners, riders and equestrians of any kind in regard to viewing and treating horses with more compassion and embodying the "high opportunities of horse ownership". This book will benefit so many horses and their owners and handlers tremendously! The book is also a beautiful reminder, backed up by facts and science, of just how disconnected humanity has become from the rest of the natural world. I loved how this message was carried throughout the book in a gentle and non-judgmental way.
Kim’s personal stories, especially those involving her experiences with her horses were the gold for me in this book. These stories make the lessons relatable and full of life and emotion. Stories like Kim’s are where we connect with one another and find our human tribe. Tears flowed a number of times as I resonated with the struggles and loses inherent in horse ownership.
I was fully engrossed while reading this book, and it definitely left me wanting even more! I especially enjoyed the anecdotes from client sessions, as these are always so potent and reaffirming about the validity of EAL for other practitioners and indeed the public/potential clients.
Horse Wisdom is chock full of powerful insights for both humans and their own development, and for horse owners and equestrians of any kind. Each chapter has its own theme with bulleted lists at the end to summarize the key take-aways. I especially appreciated Kim’s bent towards ethology and evolutionary biology and heritage, for both humans and equines!”
-Angela Dunning, author of The Horse Leads the Way:
Honoring the True Role of the Horse in Equine Facilitated Practice
"I'm a US Army Veteran who was Wounded in combat. I fell back in love with horses after I was medically retired. A profound experience with an injured but recovered horse saved my life. Today I'm an EAL facilitator working in an arena that is predominantly saturated with women. Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity solidified life-lessons I've tried to learn before, reinforced things I'm doing as a practitioner and opened my eyes to new ways to learn, love and listen to my animals. Kim’s insight into all aspect of horse wisdom is phenomenal.
Reading the stories and insights in this book will not only make one stronger and better as a human being, but as a member of your own herd community."
-Andy Kaufmann, US Army (RET),
EAL Facilitator and Owner at Longknife Woods
"When I met Kim a few years ago in the online network of fellow horse women, I was immediately drawn in by her authenticity and way of honoring how she taught and spoke about her relationship with horses. I had the fortune of being an early reader for Kim's book and was blown away by the brilliance and wisdom that was captured in her words and the telling of her stories and experiences.
Kim has an amazing way of weaving together the teachings and wisdom of horses in their nature with human behavior, and calling on both to inform how we can better our relationship.
This book is a really beautiful share of how we can be more conscious of how we connect and relate to our horses and also what we can learn about ourselves as human beings that is reflected in what horses teach us.
I highly recommend Horse Wisdom: Life Lessons for Humanity in its brilliance for not just horse people, but for those who are curious about what we can learn through horses.
This book is a gift! Prepare to be inspired, awakened and to have life changing shifts in how you view yourself and honor the relationship with your beloved equine partners."
- Hillary Schneider, Equine Guided Mentor and Facilitator
"When my daughter, Kim Hallin, told me she was writing a book about horses and communication I was honestly a bit skeptical. I knew her relationship with her horses had progressed from just riding and training them, but I truly did not understand how what she was doing in her "horse centered business" would translate into a subject worthy of a book.
Well, I just finished reading the final draft of Kim's book and I am enthralled! I guess in some ways she is a "horse whisperer". Her ability to help people of all ages through horse encounters is fascinating. The stories in her book center around adult interactions, but I know she also works with children.
Reading this book, which follows Kim’s path to "horse wisdom", is intoxicating – even for someone who knows little about horses. This book will appeal to a wide audience. I was expecting it to read more like a textbook but the captivating story of her life journey and relationships with a variety of horse and human personalities is absolutely riveting! I fully expect my own "Book Group" will be as enthralled as I am with this story. I can’t wait to share Kim’s book with them!"
-Carlyn Hallin Hastreiter,
In this video clip Kim talks about the purpose and goals of the Horse Wisdom virtual book club community. Want to join? Click here to become a subscribing member on Patreon.
UPDATE: The book club is moving to Kim's new membership site at the end of May 2023. Click here to learn more.