a journey to softness in search of feel and connection with the horse

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A Journey To Softness In Search Of Feel And Connection With The Horse

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 1570767580
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Internationally acclaimed horse trainer Mark Rashid shares and analyzes the remarkable events, quiet moments, and humbling stumbling blocks that--looking back--he can identify as significant in his personal journey to finding "softness” with both horses and people. "Softness,” via what many in the horse world today might refer to as "feel,” begins, Rashid says, with one simple truth: "It’s not about what we do that starts us on the path to softness, but rather, 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 develping the kind of awareness and feel it takes to know when we are working against our horses, rather than with them. 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.

Whole Heart Whole Horse

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 9781602396708
Genre : NATURE
File Size : 54. 63 MB
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A primer on developing a mutually beneficial bond with a horse challenges popular horsemanship approaches to explain that horses behave in accordance with their feelings, in a guide that discusses how to learn from horse and rider mistakes, the importance of establishing realistic boundaries, and the ways in which horses respond to real and perceived traumas.

Finding The Missed Path

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 1570767696
Genre : Pets
File Size : 25. 64 MB
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"Horses are a lot like people,” says renowned horseman Mark Rashid. "When there are gaps in understanding, confusion, and thus frustration, worry, and even anger are sure to follow.” Horses often grow up with these "gaps” in their training and education. 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. In this book, the first of the expansive library of books penned by Rashid to include full-color photographs, readers are guided through practical steps for restarting horses, using Rashid’s simple yet impactful concepts derived from years of study of martial arts. We 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.

The Art Of Liberty Training For Horses

Author : Jonathan Field
ISBN : 9781570766893
Genre : Pets
File Size : 86. 39 MB
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Horse trainer Jonathan Field has made a name for himself with his unique ability to give people simple, understandable, doable steps that lead to working with a horse "at liberty” in a safe and progressive manner. True engagement with a horse at liberty isn’t just about removing tack and stepping outside the arena--it’s about connection, trust, and communication through movement. Enrich your relationship with your horse, improve your "feel,” and teach your horse to respond to the subtlest of cues; no matter your discipline, whether you compete or ride for pleasure, liberty training can change the way you interact with horses forever.

Out Of The Wild

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 1570767688
Genre : Fiction
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"Cattle rancher Henry McBride loses his family in a tragic accident. Guilt-ridden, he descends into personal chaos until he meets a guest ranch owner who gives him a job and a chance to start again"--

For The Love Of Horses

Author : Kelly Wilson
ISBN : 1775536769
Genre : Wild horse adoption
File Size : 51. 77 MB
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Three sisters and an unforgettable journey to tame New Zealand's Kaimanawa horses For the Love of Horses is a heartfelt story about a life familiar to many young Kiwis who love horses the trials and tears of Pony Club, the joy of riding bareback, and the pressures of adolescence and competitive showjumping. It is also the story of an unlikely childhood dream coming true. Every year in the wilderness of the Central Plateau, wild Kaimanawa horses are rounded up and sent to the slaughterhouse. It's upsetting, but what else can be done? The Wilson sisters decide something could be done. They saw future champions behind the fiery eyes and beneath the shaggy coats. In this touching book, Kelly Wilson tells the true story of how they embarked on a courageous journey to train horses that most people believed were untrainable.

The Age Of The Horse

Author : Susanna Forrest
ISBN : 0857898981
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