Getting Along With Rusty
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Spending time with horses can both amplify empathy and activate trauma responses, touching core human emotions. Interactions with them offer both opportunities and challenges to be better communicators. In Getting Along with Rusty, Lasell Jaretzki Bartlett shares her experiences as a human being, a trauma resolution practitioner, a therapeutic riding instructor, and a lover of horses. She weaves a compelling story tracing her healing journey and how a most unexpected partner—her horse, Rusty—taught her about connection and safety on the deepest of levels.
Getting Along with Rusty is an intimate, informative memoir. Readers are called to recognize the horse-human connections that are possible when self-awareness, personal growth, and hope become the foundation for improving our relationships.
Lilith House Press
Horses, Empathy, Therapy, Social Work
Animal Studies | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Work
Jaretzki Bartlett, Lasell MSW, "Getting Along With Rusty" (2023). Faculty, Staff, and Alumni Books. 674.