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The Washington Post Joins the Raves for best seller The Soul of a Horse
"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

"Joe Camp is a natural when it comes to understanding how animals tick and a genius at telling us their story. The Soul of a Horse is a must-read for those who love animals of any species."
Monty Roberts
Author of New York Timers Best-seller The Man Who Listens to Horses

"To say too much about Camp's compelling book The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd would be to spoil much of the beauty and simplicity of the story. The tightly-written, simply-designed and powerfully drawn chapters often read like short stories that flow from the heart, not just from the corral."
Jack L. Kennedy
The Joplin Independent

"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
  "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. Through experiences both humorous and dramatic, Camp manages to create the closest attempt at a first-person perspective on the thought processes of a horse since Mr. Ed."
David Hofstede
Cowboys and Indians
"Joe Camp is a gifted storyteller and when he turns his talents to his newest passion, the horse, 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 Human to Horseman
"This book is absolutely fabulous! An amazing, amazing book."
Janet Parshall
Janet Parshall's America

"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
"A beautiful book."
David Davis – KUSI-TV San Diego
"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

"I found The Soul Of A Horse an absolutely wonderful book that is not only easy to read, it is also very hard to put down. I highly recommend this book."
T. Michael Testi

"A masterpiece."
The Ultimate Horse
"One does not have to love horses to appreciate Joe Camp's new book, The Soul of a Horse . And those who don't already love horses surely will by the time they finish reading."
Maryann Miller

"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

"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"

"Hundreds of other books about horses, training, and equine management have been published, but Camp's easy-to-read prose, humor, and enlightening tales bring readers to question what truly is best for the horse."
Kryille Goldbeck
Library Journal

"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

"Joe shows that animals can change your perspective and perhaps even your life. There are life lessons to be learned here that go beyond the pasture and affect the quality of your life. Read this book and feel your heart open."
Mike Thompson
Writer-Producer of the new Universal film TRAVELING

"The Soul of a Horse is beautiful. Everyone who reads this book will laugh a little, cry a little, and think a lot; about the horse, about mankind, and about themselves."
Pete Ramey
Author, Clinician, Hoof Rehab Specialist
"Joe Camp's new book, The Soul of a Horse, should be required reading for anyone who wants horses, has horses or just plain loves horses! The book was sooo good I was sad when it ended."
Dr. Kim Bloomer
Host of Animal Talk Naturally Radio

"Lately I have read a number of books that seek to explain and satisfy the human yen to connect physically, emotionally and even spiritually with the horse.   And yet The Soul of a Horse is the only one I've come across that speaks with a totally resounding note of truth.  Coincidentally (or not?) it's also the only one I've read that is written with the unflinching insight that a deep and satisfying connection with another individual - human or otherwise - requires us to set aside our own aspirations, expectations and needs in order to clearly understand those of the other. A delightful blend of autobiography, critical analysis and storytelling, this book engages the reader intellectually and emotionally from start to finish."
Ysabelle Dean
Vice President - Australian Equine Barefoot Movement (AEBM) Inc

“Joe Camp has to write another book – and soon! Joe is a wonderful story-teller. The book is lively, stimulating, delightful, educational, amusing, entertaining, charming, a pleasure to read and totally lovable.  Joe Camp I am in your debt. Thank you!”
Robert Cook FRCVS PhD
Professor of Surgery Emeritus
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - Tufts University

"Joe speaks a clear and simple truth that grabs hold of your heart."
Yvonne Welz
Editor, The Horse's Hoof Magazine

"I am amazed and in awe...and I'm a tough, cynical woman. The ideas in this book are phenomenal"
Holly Hazard
Innovations Director
Humane Society of the United States

"Yes, it's a "horse" book... but really, it's so much more. This book is about relationships, choices, acceptance, trust, compromise, and love. Take the horses out of it, if you wish, and it still tells stories of life lessons and teaches that the quality of life is often in the choices we make."
Susan Sherlock
Recording Artist

"It's lovely! I found myself wiping away a tear on more than one occasion. I like the mix of 'fable' and real stories from Joe's own farm and experiences."
Gaynor Renwick
Manager, Horses First Racing Club; Warminster, England
"I couldn't stop reading this book!! I stayed up way too late, but I finished it--every word of it. It made me feel like a kid again, when I hid under the covers past my bedtime to read all the Walter Farley Black Stallion books. The Soul of a Horse is a great book, written with compassion, allowing the reader to live the experience. I am in awe of how Joe Camp has managed to compile the Natural Horse wisdom into such a nurturing and personal format. Thank you so much Joe Camp for enriching my life!"
Laurra Maddock
Owner, Ortega Mountain Ranch

"I was so excited to read this awesome book that I could not stop until I was finished. Joe is a great story teller. He has managed to pull together all of the aspects that make up this new paradigm and has done so in a manner that is somehow both gentle and forgiving to the reader as well as absolutely unquestionable. There will be so many horses (and people) that will benefit tremendously from this book! What a blessing Joe Camp is."
Terry Jenkins
Retired Zoo Sanctuary Manager; Animal Advocate

"I simply love the way Joe Camp writes. He stirs my soul. He has successfully woven his personal story with horses into a spellbinding book. I have cheered and cried as I have read the pages of this advance copy. This is a must-read book for everyone."
Debbie Soderberg Kirchner

"Joe Camp's The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd presents the history and majesty of equines in a way that truly touches the heart. It's like a treasure map leading to untold riches by weaving an engaging tapestry of writings that explore the evolutionary development of horses along with his present day relationship with the horses that have chosen him as their leader. Joe Camp has discovered the true heart and soul of a horse."
Candace Runaas
The World Magazine


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