Riding on the Power of Others

A Horsewoman's Path to Unconditional Love

Ren Hurst

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The story of one woman's fall, rise and life-changing insights in the company of horses.

216 x 147 mm
Vegan Publishers
Philosophy of Human Life;
174 pages
Publication date:
06 Apr 2015


Ren Hurst found her way to horses as a teenager, following a turbulent and painful childhood. It was around horses that she experienced pure joy and freedom for the first time. Her life as a passionate horsewoman then took an entirely unexpected turn as she discovered a completely new approach to equine understanding and practice, which has compassion at its centre.

She embarked on a wild quest of radical transformation, finding an ever-deeper compassion for herself and all life around her. This book is the story of one woman's metamorphosis, through her falls, rises and life-changing insights, always in the company of horses.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Dreaming in Black and White
Chapter 2 Fancy My Pain
Chapter 3 Kick Until You Win
Chapter 4 El Rancho Learna Lotta
Chapter 5 Going Natural
Chapter 6 Equine 'Science'
Chapter 7 Lesson From The Buddha
Chapter 8 You Can’t Really Sell Your Soul
Chapter 9 No Bits, No Spurs, No Shoes
Chapter 10 High Hopes
Chapter 11 The Path is Revealed
Chapter 12 Breaking Free
Chapter 13 The Death Card
Chapter 14 Wide Awake
Chapter 15 Unconditional
Chapter 16 'Good Chocolate'
Chapter 17 Great Power, Great Responsibility
Chapter 18 Evolution of Food
Chapter 19 Equine Assisted Psychosis
Chapter 20 Sanctuary13


Ren Hurst is a former horse trainer and hoof care specialist. After several major shifts in perspective, she left Texas and the professional world of horses to start a horse sanctuary in far Northern California based on everything she had learned from the equines in her life. She is now the director of Sanctuary13 and a co-founder of the New World Sanctuary Foundation in southern Oregon. Riding on the Power of Others is her first book.

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