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We are so blessed. The Soul of a Horse-Life Lessons from the Herd is a National Best Seller and is now is in its eleventh printing! More than 200,000 readers have generated a profound impact on the way horses are being trained, kept, and cared for all across the planet, changing the lives of those horses and their people.
“Joe Camp is a master storyteller.” – The New York Times
“One cannot help but be touched by Camp’s love and sympathy for animals and by his eloquence on the subject.” – Michael Korda, The Washington Post
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We have also been blessed by overwhelming reviews from major critics, writers, and readers… but of all of them I believe this one by Jack L. Kennedy is my favorite because he so understood what we were trying to accomplish:
“Yes, this is a warm, cleanly-written and simply but powerfully-drawn book about how to understand and raise horses. But it is so much more that it deserves a voyage of discovery when the reader has plenty of time to ponder how things fit together, how we learn, why we do what we do, and how much caring and patience outweigh discipline and over-direction. Camp provides a central clue in a simple paragraph that begins the book: ‘Often, in the evening,’ he says, ‘when the stresses of the day are weighing heavy, I pack it in and head out to the pasture. I’ll sit on my favorite rock, or just stand, with my shoulders slumped, head down, and wait. It’s never long before I feel the magical tickle of whiskers against my neck, the elixir of warm breath across my ear, a restoring rub against my cheek. I have spoken their language and they have responded. And my problems have vanished. This book is for everyone who has never experienced this miracle.’
“He unfolds his love affair with horses gradually, telling how he and his wife Kathleen took in their first equine friend, then another, then another. The bulk of the book deals with what he learned and how transferable it is to humans, if we will listen: teaching and training with love, patience, understanding of individual worth, an absence of fear, an appreciation of different environments, a willingness to try and try again. Each animal is an experience, and the Camps learn something from them all.
“The tightly-written, simply-designed chapters often read like short stories that flow from the heart, not just from the corral. Along the trail the reader learns that barriers can be good things, even instructive; that not all creatures learn the same way; that affection gets better results than dictation.
“That’s not a bad lesson or two for anyone in the herd.” – Jack L. Kennedy – The Joplin Independent
“Joe Camp is a gifted storyteller and the results are magical. Few veteran horsemen can impart the insights about horses that Joe Camp, a relative newcomer, has done in his book The Soul of a Horse. Joe entertains, educates and empowers, baring his own soul while articulating keystone principles of a modern revolution in horsemanship.” – Rick Lamb, TV/Radio host “The Horse Show”, Author of many books
“Joe Camp is a natural when it comes to understanding how animals tick and a genius at telling us their story. This book is a must-read for those who love animals of any species.” – Monty Roberts, Author of New York Times Best-seller The Man Who Listens to Horses
“I read The Soul of a Horse and I see the soul of a man. I am absolutely captivated.” – Dr. Robert M. Miller, DVM, Author, Lecturer, Equine Veterinarian, 2004 Western States Hall of Fame
“A masterpiece.” – The Ultimate Horse
“A fantastic book.” – Steve Dale – WGN Chicago
“You will never look at a horse race, or a herd of mustangs, or even the canine of dubious parentage that is lounging on your couch, the same way.” – Debra McGuire, The Las Vegas Review Journal
“I wish you could hear my excitement for Joe Camp’s new book, The Soul of a Horse. It is unique, powerful, needed.” –
Dr. Marty Becker, Best-selling author of several “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books; Popular veterinary contributor to ABC’s “Good Morning America”
“This book is absolutely fabulous! An amazing, amazing book. You’re going to love it.” – Janet Parshall, Janet Parshall’s America, Salem Radio Network
“Heartwarming, joyful and triumphant. A literary gem. Not just for horse lovers but for anyone who has loved any living creature.” – Cate Crismani, True Cowboy Magazine
“Joe Camp writes about horses with empathy, curiosity, and a deep regard for equine instincts and behavior. It’s a book that encourages the reader, gently, to step into the herd and learn.”- Debbie Moors, Horse & Rider
“It takes courage and a fair bit of self-confidence to contradict conventional wisdom on the care and nature of horses the way Joe Camp does in his book. But then, this isn’t the first time Camp has been proven right when it comes to animals.” – David Hofstede, Cowboys and Indians
“Joe Camp takes you on an awe-inspiring adventure in his latest book. Emotionally engaging and truly heartwarming, and perfect for the entire family.” – Aubrey Rykovich – Bit And Bridle
“Joe speaks a clear and simple truth that grabs hold of your heart.” – Yvonne Welz, Editor, The Horse’s Hoof Magazine
“One does not have to love horses to appreciate Joe Camp. Who should read this book? Every person who has a relationship with a horse, other animals, spouse, family, or other humans. So that includes just about everybody.” – Kelly Bowers, The Rider Magazine