In 2006, in the Netherlands, about 100 horses were trapped by a flood in the middle of a rushing river on a tiny island. 18 of the horses died while the local fire department and the Dutch army both tried unsuccessfully to rescue them. Then four women on horseback rode to the rescue. Watch the movie.
My friend Lynn Nakkim, who owns a ranch with one hundred horses, and has midwifed and trained most of them, told me, “Horse whispering is the name men gave to the horse-training technique women have been using for the past 8,000 years.”