Welsh author. Born in 1943. Ms. Rees is highly educated, having studied zoology and neuro-physiology to post-graduate level. After studying she went to live in Snowdonia to farm and break Welsh ponies which led in turn to her equine-centred writing and training career. She is also very widely travelled.
Lucy Rees is probably best known for her non-fictional works about horses which take a lateral look at the subject, focusing on the relationship between horse and human and the mind of the horse itself. Her book The Horse's Mind probably best illustrates this approach. The book was the result of Ms. Rees extensive travels throughout the world observing different cultures' approaches to horse training combined with her scientific background and studies of equine ethology. It has become a landmark work of its kind and is studied in many horse care and horse behaviour courses. The author has also become quite famous as a horse behaviourist and trainer. She uses a natural approach, similar to that of Monty Roberts, working with a horse's natural instincts rather than against them. She gives demonstrations of her training techniques.
As well as her books on horse care and riding she wrote two unusual pony stories which explore the issues of growing up in conjunction with the usual horse and girl relationship. She also wrote an account of her own fascinating journey on horseback through Arizona.
If you speak the language there is an excellent Spanish website devoted to Ms. Rees. If you don't however, I have summarised some of the main points from the website in this introduction.