Life Lessons From A Horse Whisperer by Dr. Lew Sterrett

A champion trainer and true horse whisperer, Dr. Lew Sterrett has used patience and a firm but gentle hand to earn the trust of more than 3,500 horses. In this book, Lew tells the stories of his work with these horses and the lessons each one has taught him. Sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting, Lew has condensed his lifetime of learning into messages for the Christian life. Today, Lew shares these messages with more than 50,000 people each year through horse training presentations at Miracle Mountain Ranch and nationally through his Sermon on the Mount Ministry.

The author’s engaging style and adroit mixture of well-tested anecdotes and thoughtful instruction make this a winning read-and not just for horse lovers. Read an excerpt!

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So what draws me to this book?  Seriously?  The title. Do you remember the movie The Horse Whisperer?  I thought it was fascinating. So that was the initial interest in this book.  Not the cowboy or the horse….. two things I do not enjoy reading about.
That said, here is what I did  find within this book.   Dr. Lew Sterrett shows life teachings (lessons) through this kind of “horse whisperer” mentality.  “Whispers are stronger than shouts” he says.  Am I intrigued?  Yes.    As I read this book I appreciated that the author not only shared what was working – but what wasn’t.

The book  is relational and had some good advice about how to approach all our relationships not only with each other but also with God. An interesting take on how what we do, even in he training of horses, we can learn from and apply to our lives.   I appreciated the reminder that in order to do things – we need to get moving on them even if it mains messy, ugly, embarrassing  failure…. a beginning is a beginning and at least you (I) have started and we can learn from there.
I was left with several life lessons that I can apply in leadership situations.  A wonderful reference book that I will refer to again in the future.

I received my review copy from Litfuse

13 thoughts on “Life Lessons From A Horse Whisperer by Dr. Lew Sterrett

  1. My aunt was talking to me about a book called Riding with Reagan. This reminded me of that – have you heard of it?

    Looks really interesting and will be passing this title suggestion along to her.

  2. I too loved the movie The Horse Whisperer. And I always have loved reading about horses. I used to read tons of books about horses when I was an adolescent. I guess horses just hold a fascination for me. Wish I could own one! This book does sound very good and useful. I probably could use his technique with my kids since yelling doesn’t seem to do the trick! LOL!

    1. I had not heard of Lew before this book Michelle but he seems to me to be a very wise man who has really been through some things that eh is willing to share with us.

  3. I think the same rules apply when handling any skittish, untrusting, or hurt individual whether it has 4 legs or 2. We often forget to slow down and quiet down to be most effective.
    This sounds like a good “reminder” book on how to deal with people as well as horses.

  4. i love horses and i would like some lessons on horse whispering but i am only 10 nearly 11 and i can’t find a place to go and if anyone knows somewere around burntwood please message me on my email address thank you xx

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