The world of horsemanship has much to teach us about ministry leadership.
You don’t have to be a “horse whisperer” to recognize the dominant mare in a pasture of horses. And you can tell when she pins her ears back, she’s sending a subtle message to back off. A less subtle nip shows she means it. Amazingly, you can learn a lot about ministry leadership from the world of horsemanship. Horse lovers know that life with a horse is a complicated, challenging, beautiful, and sometimes bewildering experience. In Leading from Horseback, author and horse enthusiast Jim Cowart looks at the qualities needed to train and enjoy life with a horse—patience, partnership, communication, trust, and preparation, among others—and shows how those same qualities are essential to good ministry leaders. Written in Cowart’s easygoing style, the book brings a light and engaging touch to practical leadership advice and instruction.