Running With Sherman

Running With Sherman The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion

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Synopsis

From the author of the international bestseller Born To Run When barefoot running guru Christopher McDougall takes in a neglected donkey, his aim is to get Sherman back to reasonable health. But Sherman is ill-tempered, obstinate and uncooperative - and it's clear his poor treatment has made him deeply fearful of humans. Chris knows that donkeys need a purpose - they are working, pack animals - and so when he learns of the sport of Burro Racing or running with donkeys, he sets out to give Sherman something worth living for. With the aid of Chris's menagerie on his farm in rural Pennsylvania, his wife Mika and their friends and neighbours including the local Amish population, Sherman begins to build trust in Chris. To give him a purpose, they start to run together. But what Sherman gains in confidence and meaning is something we all need: a connection with nature, the outdoors, with movement. And as Chris learns, the side benefits of exercise and animal contact are surprising, helping with mental and physical health in unexpected ways.

Book information

ISBN: 9781781258262
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Profile Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 636.182
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 333
Weight: 658g
Height: 239mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 32mm