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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2006, 08:39:35 AM »
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Have to admit the title "The Chosen Road" makes it sound like a Scientology text, or some other cultish propaganda ... 

Thanks for saying it HH, I had the same thought and it actually put me off buying it for a while! Hmmm, I thought, I sure hope it talks about hooves...  :lol: However I ended up buying after so many people recommended it online, either it was a really good book about horse's hooves or a sect with a lot of members!  ;)
sect with a lot of members, definately...................................... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

I promise you it's not. Just some normal people wanting to do the best they can for horses feet.

it's a theory and model about the horses foot. and it's working very very well for me, so of course i think it's the business.

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« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2006, 12:01:36 PM »
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Have to admit the title "The Chosen Road" makes it sound like a Scientology text, or some other cultish propaganda ... 


I promise you it's not. Just some normal people wanting to do the best they can for horses feet.

 
I know it's not, don't worry   ;)   but you have to admit that the title is - at least - rather impenetrable  :unsure:  and gives little clue as to its contents!



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...it's working very very well for me, so of course i think it's the business.

Ah, but that's what Scientologists and Branch Davidian and the Order of the Solar Temple and Jim Jones said ... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  

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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2006, 12:42:28 PM »
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...it's working very very well for me, so of course i think it's the business.

Ah, but that's what Scientologists and Branch Davidian and the Order of the Solar Temple and Jim Jones said ... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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I've just lent my copy of The Chosen Road to my vet and I first warned him not to be put off by a)the title, b)any references to God c)a more than slightly evangelical beginning and d)pictures of cowboys!!  :P

Ignore those things and it's well worth the effort of reading!
"In horsemanship there is not neutrality.  You are either furthering your horse's wellbeing or destroying it." Charles de Kunffy

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« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2006, 01:40:26 PM »
I have got the book and I can't read it comfortably for that reason - when religion,especially evangelism, is part of non-religious/non-philosophical textbooks, it really REALLY irritates me.

I can see that it contains lots of good information and is the product of a great deal of work. But that god-stuff ... sorry, I can't stomach it! It winds me up the wrong way  :angry: , right away. I've given it to my sister who is wise enough to ignore irritations, unlike me!
 

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« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2006, 01:47:17 PM »
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I have got the book and I can't read it comfortably for that reason - when religion,especially evangelism, is part of non-religious/non-philosophical textbooks, it really REALLY irritates me.

I can see that it contains lots of good information and is the product of a great deal of work. But that god-stuff ... sorry, I can't stomach it! It winds me up the wrong way  :angry: , right away. I've given it to my sister who is wise enough to ignore irritations, unlike me!
Agree with you HH!  Fortunately God only get's a tinsy winsy little mention right at the beginning and from there on in it's a brilliant book!  ;)  
"In horsemanship there is not neutrality.  You are either furthering your horse's wellbeing or destroying it." Charles de Kunffy

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« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2006, 03:45:30 PM »
Maybe I'll ask her to rip out the first few pages and send it back to me then!  :D  :D  :D  

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« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2006, 05:58:40 PM »
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...it's working very very well for me, so of course i think it's the business.

Ah, but that's what Scientologists and Branch Davidian and the Order of the Solar Temple and Jim Jones said ... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
I just KNEW you'd say that  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  

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« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2006, 06:36:09 PM »
Happy to oblige ... (here I need a "bowing" smiley)

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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2006, 02:32:54 AM »
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But that god-stuff ... sorry, I can't stomach it!

Does it talk about god?  Crikey, I never noticed and I thought I practically knew that book off by heart!

Must be immune to all things relating to the G word!

It took me a long time to work out why he'd called it "The Chosen Road".  I think I understand it now, but personally would have chosen a different title!  Still, that's KC for you.  If his mind worked the same as the rest of us he'd have still been a farrier, and I'd have still had an office job!   :P  

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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2006, 08:48:11 AM »
well I actually think the title is quite cool -- and that anyone reading cult stuff into it is having their own issues !! LOL :)

the chosen road to me is simply a route that KC has chosen to follow...

the book is an invitation to us to follow it....now if it said "the only road", that would be different...

I choose roads every time I hack out...

never saw the title as that evangelical at all....

I like the book as it has a lot more background on the hoof and foot and goes into more detail on WHY things work than other books I have read....

what do people think of the word paradise in JJ's latest title??

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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2006, 09:05:12 AM »
It is kinda interesting how many times I hear people say, 'that's the road I chose' or something similar about deciding to go the barefoot route.  I know alot of us feel like we're on the road to somewhere, and we're quite excited to find out where!  Maybe that's what KC was thinking about.

I have some vague recollection thathe thanked god at the begining, but most American's do.  I really didn't give it any more thought than that.  I was too keen to find out what it said inside.

Debs

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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2006, 09:06:38 AM »
I am afraid I am very pragmatic and like things to be simple!

If I were to write about hoof care I would call it My Hoofcare Advice or Trim Hooves My Way or something like that!

I COULD think of lots of fancy titles but I know I would end up with it being called  something very mundane ...  <_<

NOT very imaginative OR ambitious, me! But that's probably why I'm still listening to chests and giving babies with glue ear the once-over, instead of forging ahead in life as an international neurosurgeon  :lol:  :lol: or the first woman astronaut  :unsure:  :unsure: or a millionaire porn film director  :blush:  :blush:

 

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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2006, 09:11:14 AM »
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instead of forging ahead in life as an international neurosurgeon  :lol:  :lol: or the first woman astronaut  :unsure:  :unsure: or a millionaire porn film director  :blush:  :blush:
And you said you weren't imaginative!

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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2006, 09:26:25 AM »
I'm NOT imaginative. I do have acquaintances/ex-colleagues/old friends who do two of those things ...  :o  :o  :o

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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2006, 09:33:13 AM »
You're life sounds so much more colourful than mine :)