This edition features additional notes at the end of each chapter that contribute to a more complete understanding of Rashid’s methods and philosophy. Too much direction and we may develop resistance and animosity between our horse and us. With this sensitive, thoughtful approach, rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of “alpha leadership” and teaches the reader to become a “passive leader”—a human counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow.
His sensitive, thoughtful approach emphasizes the importance of balance, and has led some to refer to him as a real-life horse whisperer. It has always been my contention that working with horses is, or at least should be, a delicate balancing act between finding how much or how little direction it will take to help the horse we are working with understand whatever it is we are trying to teach.
A Journey to Softness: In Search of Feel and Connection with the HorseInternationally acclaimed horse trainer mark rashid shares and analyzes the remarkable events, quiet moments, and humbling stumbling blocks thatlooking backhe can identify as significant in his personal journey to finding softness” with both horses and people. In these forthright stories, readers get a glimpse of a life that has produced a man known for his ability to solve difficult problems with communication rather than force, as well as methods and techniques gleaned from decades of work with horses, horse people, and the way of harmony” through the martial arts.
Softness, rashid says, but rather, ” via what many in the horse world today might refer to as feel, ” begins, with one simple truth: It’s not about what we do that starts us on the path to softness, it’s what we don’t do. Softness is having the sensitivity we need in order to feel when and if the horse tries to give.
It is about developing the kind of awareness and feel it takes to know when we are working against our horses, rather than with them. Trafalgar Square Books.
Finding the Missed Path: The Art of Restarting HorsesWe walk along with him as he proceeds with the quiet sorting of experience that provides the insight we need to give any horse the new beginning he deserves. Trafalgar Square Books. When there are gaps in understanding, worry, confusion, and thus frustration, and even anger are sure to follow. Horses often grow up with these gaps” in their training and education.
In this book, readers are guided through practical steps for restarting horses, the first of the expansive library of books penned by Rashid to include full-color photographs, using Rashid’s simple yet impactful concepts derived from years of study of martial arts. Trafalgar Square Books. When this happens, it can be difficult for the horse to be a willing partner to a human, and he may need to be restarted”that is, given a second chance to learn what is expected of him and how he can find a place where he is confident and comfortable both beside a handler and beneath a rider.
In order to restart a horse successfully, we need to know how to retrace the steps the horse’s education has taken and find the path missed the first time around. Horses are a lot like people, ” says renowned horseman Mark Rashid.
Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and RiderTrafalgar Square Books. Rashid analyzes developing softness, and peace of mind in both horses and humans, trust, dependability, consistency, as well as how to become a leader whom your horse will willingly want to follow and work with. Full of examples that extend beyond the training pen, Whole Horse offers good sense and information that will make you a more astute, capable, Whole Heart, and sensitive horseman or horsewoman—and human being.
Many horse trainers, even those who claim to follow the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses that fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. More times than not it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time.
Whole heart, whole horse focuses on this idea, covering such subjects as gathering information from the horse; turning rider/trainer mistakes into positive experiences; developing realistic boundaries between you and your horse; understanding how and why horses release energy from real or perceived traumas; and reaching a comfortable balance point between horse and rider.
Trafalgar Square Books. In his words, "if we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. That's not Mark Rashid's view.
A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color: Tales of Training through Communication and TrustIn a good horse is never a bad color, Mark Rashid continues to share his talent for training horses through communication rather than force. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a better understanding of Rashid’s philosophy and methods. Rashid uses humorous, feel-good stories to relate his techniques of teaching horses by examining their view of the world.
Sometimes, it’s the attitude that needs to be fixed rather than the horse. These stories deal with many aspects of buying, owning, and training horses with a special focus on those that are troubled and hard-to-train. Trafalgar Square Books. Trafalgar Square Books. The arrested development of horses like these, Rashid shows, is often a result of their trainers’ own lack of understanding of their unique psychologies.
With stories that stress the importance of patience and understanding, this book is a must-have for compassionate horse trainers and owners. Rashid’s accounts of horses bound for slaughter because they were considered impossible to train will inspire you to give your own problem horse a second look. Tales of arabs, appaloosas, and paints—mistrusted and mistreated because of their breed—will give readers a new perspective on these breeds and others.
Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned, Second EditionMore likely than not, the answers are here for every rider, trainer, or owner. Trafalgar Square Books. Trafalgar Square Books. After years of training and teaching, rashid assures you that you don’t need to sell that rebellious horse of yours, and there’s no need to panic if you just bought a horse with a problem and don’t know what to do.
And in the second edition of this classic of natural horsemanship literature, Rashid includes a new introduction and adds new insight on his detailed tips on the timeless yet ever-changing pursuit of good horsemanship. By considering the horse’s point of view, trailer loading, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problems like head tossing, mounting problems, and more.
Own an unruly horse? thinking about purchasing a horse but don’t exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? In Considering the Horse, Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutionsstraight from the horse’s mouth.
Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide: Conversations with Horses in Their LanguageHorse speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, recreational rider, whether riding instructor, colt starter, or avid competitor. Trafalgar Square Books. Horse speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours.
Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level. Trafalgar Square Books. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, ” and you have ideas you want to share with him, you “get it, too.
The result? time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, Grooming, Going Somewhere, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, and Gone.
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Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse: With a New Afterword by the AuthorTrafalgar Square Books. In this heartwarming and instructive book of horsemanship, highly-respected horse trainer Mark Rashid shares what he learned from a very special, and very challenging, horse. Through a lot of hard work, mark comes to understand the potential for powerful communication that exists when two beings take the time to understand each other.
In this second edition of the beloved title, with a new brand-new afterword, Rashid invites us to enjoy his all-new reflections on the lessons learned from a life spent with horses. Although his realizations are inspired by work with horses, readers will discover that Rashid’s six guidelines for interaction can improve our relationships with the people in our lives as well.
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Horsemanship Through Life: A Trainer's Guide to Better Living and Better RidingHere is a compelling meditation from renowned horseman Mark Rashid on all the ways that the principles we apply in our dealings with fellow humans can apply to our relationships with our horses, and vice versa. It doesn’t take long to read, but will be with you for life. Trafalgar Square Books. Experience the profound lessons of this nourishing book.
Trafalgar Square Books. Trafalgar Square Books. It is about taking ownership of and responsibility for our lives and relationships with horses and humans. Used book in Good Condition. It is about more than tips or technique; it is about principles to live by. Horsemanship through Life is about awareness, learning, teaching, honesty, integrity, and much more.
How to Think Like A Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They DoUsed book in Good Condition. How to think like a horse essential Insights for Understanding Equine Behavior and Building an Effective Partnership with Your Horse. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.
Trafalgar Square Books. Trafalgar Square Books. Trafalgar Square Books. In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior.
Horses in Translation: Essential Lessons in Horse Speak: Learn to "Listen" and "Talk" in Their LanguageLearning to “listen” and “talk” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours, is a milestone in the progressive philosophy of horsemanship, helping find positive solutions to behavior and training problems and ultimately leading to fewer misunderstandings between horses and humans.
Wilsie highlights her horse speak process, grown confused, the clues that point to the best course of action, and the steps she takes to connect with horses that have shut down, or become sulky or aggressive for any number of reasons. Trafalgar Square Books. The result is a book full of incredible insight and exciting possibilities.
In her muchanticipated followup, Wilsie uses true stories to relate examples of “problems” and how they were solved using Horse Speak. Trafalgar Square Books. Trafalgar Square Books. Used book in Good Condition. Her engaging narrative introduces readers to dozens of reallife scenarios from different barns, various disciplines, and riders and handlers with contrasting experiences and backgrounds.
. With her landmark first book horse speak: the equinehuman translation guide, and intent, breath, for example with her clear classification of the language horses use with each other body, trainer Sharon Wilsie upended conventional methods of humanequine communication using words and ropes, as well as an unparalleled explanation of how we as humans can effectively mirror it.
How to think like a horse essential Insights for Understanding Equine Behavior and Building an Effective Partnership with Your Horse.