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True Unity by Tom Dorrance

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Tom Dorrance has been referred to as the “horse’s lawyer. “Tom gives the horse credit for his knowledge of a horse’s feelings and problems. He says, “What I know about the horse I learned from the horse.”

Now, in True Unity, Tom shares some of these ideas to help achieve a true unity for human and horse.

In talking about the horse Tom mentions often the horse’s need for self-preservation. The self Tom approaches in the horse is a total entity. True Unity allows the reader to feel and see the horse in the way Tom sees and feels the horse. It allows the reader to approach the horse with Tom — to approach the horse with a feeling of acceptance for the value of the whole horse — physical, mental and an innermost horse.

A unique bonus feature of True Unity is a chapter presenting some of Tom’s student s as the share how Tom’s help with their horses changed their horses’ and their lives.

(hardcover, photos, 151 pgs.)

Excerpt from the book:

People often ask me how I have gotten it together for myself and the horse. I’ll make an attempt to answer. I was born on May 11, 1910, near Joseph, Oregon. As I look backward through the years of my life there have been hundreds of people and horse that have helped me develop my understanding of the True Unity and Wiling Communication Between Horse and Human.

Our father and mother were good people with good standards that they tried to pass on to their children. The family was always good to me. I always felt freedom. By that I don’t mean that I could do as I pleased about everything or anything. There were guidelines, standards and responsibilities for me to operate within. I had the freedom to explore and experiment so I could develop my own character. I believe that could have been the foundation for me to find, as I worked with animals, that this was as important to the animals as it had been to me.

It would be very difficult for me to talk about working with people and their horses without Ray Hunt becoming involved.

It will soon be twenty-seven years since I first met Ray Hunt — that has been another fortunate experience of my life. I have never experienced anyone who could pick up on the slightest clue and build on it in the right direction in such a short time — it is as if he has been doing it all his life.

6 reviews for True Unity by Tom Dorrance

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Faith Mendoza

    The words contained in this book may not be completely understood the first time. But the wisdom it contains will keep you coming back to reading sessions time and time again. No matter what your discipline, the horses you encounter will benefit from your time spent with this book.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Probably the most valuable book I own. Best advice I can give while reading it is to set it down often and think about each part. No need to rush through it.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jodie Davis

    The words in this book are the soul of the horse in type. They bring my soul closer to my horses’. You’d think that after having it for over a year now I wouldn’t but reading it in snippets as I do, I nearly weep still at Tom’s words. Agreed, the #1 book to have.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Shilton

    I love this book, no matter what stage you are at every time you read and reread this book you walk away having learned something new

  5. Rated 5 out of 5


    This this the bible for horsemanship. I have been reading it over and over for the last 20 years. You always get something new out from it. I also have the c/d to listen in the truck to imprint in my thinking of how Tom understood and worked with horses. To me , it is one book that you should have and read from with never stopping.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    If you are going to have just one horse book on your shelf… this is it. You will find something new every time you read it and as time goes on more and more of it will be relevant. A must have.

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