The Man Who Listens to Horses - Study Guide Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses Summary & Analysis

Monty Roberts
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The Man Who Listens to Horses details the life-long journey of Monty Roberts, a man who learns how to effectively communicate with horses without using any violence. Many of Monty's ideas stem from his childhood. Monty grows up around horses, but constantly observes them being mistreated. He deeply believes that he can come up with a method for working with horses that is based on respect and avoids any violence.

In Chapter 1, Monty Roberts introduces his love of horses and how his passion originates at an early age. In Salinas, California, where Monty grows up, horses are used for Wild Horse Races as part of the Salinas Rodeo. Due to the fact that horsemeat is eaten during the war, the wild horse population has significantly declined in California, Nevada and Southern Oregon. In...

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