Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Charlie's Book Launch and Monty Roberts



We had a very exciting weekend. Charlie (my Eldest stepson) has written a book all about his experiences growing up with autism and how a chance encounter with a horse call Oscar changed his life. 

So on the weekend we all had one hell of a book launch ......

It took place at Cheltenham Racecourse and was attended by family & friends along with Monty Roberts and Kelly Marks.

Charlie met Monty and Kelly a few years ago through natural horsemanship - a method of horse training that Charlie favours - and they all formed a firm friendship with Monty writing a forward to the book.

Below are a few pictures from the day.....


First off Charlie welcomed us all, talked a bit about his book and introduced Monty and Kelly to everyone...


Charlie then brought his horse, Spirit, into the arena to demonstrate some of his training techniques


She had been dressed up for the occasion...... mane plaited


Tail plaited......


Even her hooves were polished red!....... she looked so fancy!

After Kelly had given her seal of approval Charlie launched into his demonstration......


And Monty couldn't standby and watch for long - he just had to get involved!......


They all seemed to be enjoying it.....


as Monty put Spirit through her paces......


Words of wisdom being passed along.......


Charlie then presented a copy of his book to both Kelly and Monty....


Then a quick photo session......

Charlies book is called 'Following the hoofprints' and we are all very proud of all he has achieve over the last few years.

If you are interested in reading a bit more about Charlie or Natural Horsemanship have a quick look at the following links......

 Monty
With Monty Roberts


With Charlie



Have a great Tuesday
Liz x

previous post on Charlie