horse whisperer

/ˈhɔs wɪspərə/ (say 'haws wispuhruh)

a person who can control a wild or unbroken or badly behaved horse by means of unspoken communication.
{US English; possibly from the methods used by Irish horseman Daniel `Horse-Whisperer' Sullivan (died 1810), whose rehabilitation of intractable horses was thought to involve whispering since he stood so close to the horse he was training}
horse whispering, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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