I found A Walk in Connection to be a simply amazing read, and one that I know I will find myself coming back to again and again over the years. Tracy’s experiences and her ability to share them with her readers are simply amazing and thought-provoking. For a person who loves animals anyway, this book definitely spurred my interest from the time I read the premise, but any reader would find a great deal to love about it. A Walk in Connection gets my very highest recommendation, and I would love to tell author Tracy Ane Brooks that she should continue writing about her experiences. A follow-up book to this great offering is definitely in order, and I certainly hope to see one in the very near
-Tracy Slowiak Reader’s Favorite Five Star Review
A Walk In Connection, is an engrossing account of the author’s decades-long work with wolves, wolf-dogs and horses. As someone with two canine companions, I was especially interested in the differences between wolves and their domesticated cousins, dogs, and loved reading about how Brooks discovered how to earn the wolves’ trust and, later on, devotion. Her descriptions of Mission: Wolf, the sanctuary she helped build and was a part of for over twenty years, are marvelous. Brooks is a gifted nature writer as well; one who can share her experiences with her audience with a timeless sense of immediacy. I felt as though I were there on that first day when she met Shaman and looked into his eyes for that moment, and that sense of being there continued on throughout my reading of her book. I also enjoyed that part of the story, which detailed her work with the two Percheron horses she later acquired, and the work she did with Ikus, who was a particular challenge for her. Brooks’ description of the techniques she used to eventually gain his trust and compliance show an intuitive and innate insight into animal behavior that is inspiring to say the least. A Walk In Connection is highly recommended.
-Jack Magnus Reader’s Favorite Five Star Review
A Walk In Connection by Tracy Ane Brooks provides great insight into the minds and behaviors of these shy, reclusive, intelligent, and highly perceptive creatures. I especially enjoyed reading about the various rivalries and dynamics that can develop in a wolf pack. It was also amazing to hear some of her encounters with wolves that almost made me question if wolves possess an intuition and intelligence beyond what we imagine. In the end, this book is not just about wolves, but also about the fact that essentially we all, humans and animals alike, share the same feelings and are capable of the same emotions. Hopefully, a book like this will go a long way towards developing compassion and respect for all animals and ending all forms of animal abuse and cruelty.
-Gisela Dixon Reader’s Favorite Five Star Review
I very much enjoyed A Walk in Connection. Author Tracy Ane Brooks has done a fantastic job in delivering her story in such a way that any reader, but especially those who love animals, will be completely enthralled. The descriptions of the inner lives of both animals and people are so genuine and insightful that it will often bring tears to readers’ eyes. Her knowledge of the lives of animals, especially those of Shaman and Ikus, and her descriptions of how the animals became her teachers are phenomenal. I highly recommend this book, and I hope that author Tracy Ane Brooks will continue to provide her readers with additional stories from her life and adventures in the future!
-Chris Fischer Reader’s Favorite Five Star Review
Tracy Ane Brooks describes human-animal connection in new book
Author draws from 25 years’ experience, encourages readers to take ‘A Walk in Connection’
WESTCLIFFE, Colo. — Author Tracy Ane Brooks has made it her life’s work to help shy, feral wolves become comfortable in public venues. When she encountered a horse named Ikus, she began to listen to and learn from him, similarly to her study of wolves. Brooks’ new book on human-animal connection, “A Walk in Connection” (published by Balboa Press), helps readers better understand the intricacies of these interactions and how they differ between species like horses and wolves.
“A Walk in Connection” offers readers a comprehensive look at the methods Brooks uses to interact with nature and animals of different species. She narrates the different ways in which her body language and intuition had to change when she transitioned from working with wolves to working with horses.
“We are interconnected with the animals on our planet – far more than we understand – and we have the potential to simplify our interactions with them using calm, peaceful movements and energy,” Brooks says. “The need for force, abuse and breaking an animal’s spirit for the sake of control belongs in the past.”
Brooks spent more than 25 years studying human-animal interactions and presented wolves to television studio audiences and students. This knowledge and experience gave her a clearer perspective on the ways in which humans can assist feral or shy animals in interacting in public settings.
“To simply train animals is no longer enough,” Brooks asserts. “People are awakening to their own intuition with animals, and seeking heart-connected experiences – to trust and be trusted with and by their horses and canines.”
“A Walk in Connection”
By Tracy Ane Brooks
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781452598345
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 232 pages | ISBN 9781452598321
E-Book | 232 pages | ISBN 9781452598338
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Tracy Ane Brooks has walked wolves into schools, universities and museums like the Smithsonian Institute, through studio sets on the Today Show and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and has presented them to countless audiences across the United States for more than 25 years. She has been instrumental in building Mission: Wolf, a captive wolf sanctuary in Colorado. After 10 years studying and working with wolves, she began to study horse whispering and mirroring.
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Wolves have so much to teach us. They are very similar to people, horses and more in their ways with family. Wolves seem to communicate directly and straight out with one another. An admirable quality.
Hello my name is Tracy Ane Brooks, welcome to my site! This site is a prelude and introduction to the work I have done with gray wolves and horses for more then twenty five years. A detailed book “A Walk in Connection” has been published and it is my wish that this book will help inspire a remembering of a seemingly ancient way to be natural with our animal friends.
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to spend a few minutes reading and living vicariously through my writing, photography, art and videos.
My partner Kent Weber and I helped to put wolf education on the map in the United States. Our “Ambassador Wolf Program” has traveled nation wide for twenty-five years educating the public about the gray wolf. At home in Colorado with the tremendous help of countless, incredible volunteers and donors, we have built a very large captive wolf sanctuary and solar powered nature center.
With Gratitude, Tracy