OK, world! I have finally done it. It has taken me ten years but I have dared to write a book outlining my belief that there are some of us who can talk with horses. With the same precision as we can talk with each other. I have taken the not-unusual approach of wrapping my theories around a story called TALKING WITH HORSES. Call it an “historical novel,” if it needs a description. I grew up in the Australian Outback, where horses were an everyday part of my life. I somehow always knew what they were thinking – or not thinking. But it was not something I discussed openly, for fear of being branded a “nut”. So it became my “thing”. It also became for me, well, normal. So through the decades and through the many countries where I have lived I have enjoyed this special relationship with horses. My definition of “poor” is not having access to a horse. I have therefore never been “poor,” although I have been broke many times. To me there is a huge difference between having no money, and having no access to a horse. Take my money, but don’t take my horse! A fascination with the human brain over the years lead me to research that gave some explanation to my long held beliefs. We each have a brain that functions uniquely. The brains of people with autism function in ways not at all like those of “normal” people. Turns out, the electromagnetic field produced by the autistic brain is in many ways compatible with the field produced by the equine brain. No surprise then, that those with autism have a clearer path to communication with animals. To my knowledge I am not autistic, but how would I know if I was just a “little bit” autistic? TALKING WITH HORSES is an attempt to open a dialogue on this very deep subject. We have much to learn. The horse is 55 million years old, man in recognizable form is about five million years old, and man has been riding horse for only 6,000 years. Which means if 55 million years represents a mile, we have been riding horses for somewhere over six inches. Bottom line is they know a lot more about us than we know about them.