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

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A Journey To Softness

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 9781908809490
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Mark Rashid shares personal stories about events in his life that helped him on his journey to softness, as well as the stumbling blocks along the way. The narrative includes a section in which Mark passes on the experiences of others from a wide variety of walks of life and occupations, all sharing their views on how feel, connection and softness apply to their respective professions. Those interviewed for this special section include a musician who has written and performed several number one country music hits, a highly decorated helicopter pilot, a movie actor, a college professor, a master carpenter, an artist, and numerous others. What the reader learns by example is how to develop feel, relaxation, connection, and softness in both horse and rider. The methods and techniques Mark demonstrated have been gleaned from decades of work with horses and horse people, as well as while he trained with world-class martial artists whose lives have been dedicated to developing softness and connection with a partner through feel.

Whole Heart Whole Horse

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 9781626369283
Genre : Nature
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Many horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. 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. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time. . . .How we perceive that information dictates how we respond to it." 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. Rashid analyzes developing softness, consistency, dependability, trust, and peace of mind in both horses and humans, 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 Heart, Whole Horse offers good sense and information that will make you a more astute, capable, and sensitive horseman and person.

Finding The Missed Path

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 9781570768415
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.

Naked Liberty

Author : Carolyn Resnick
ISBN : 0965853349
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NAKED LIBERTY is a captivating memoir of Carolyn Resnick's detailed account of how she gained a magnetic connection with horses. Carolyn reveals her struggle to be accepted into a herd of wild horses, beginning at the bottom of the pecking order, working to gain higher rank and ultimately riding on the back of a lead mare from a bonded trust. This book goes beyond "horse whispering" and will inspire readers to seek a higher level of communication with their horses. "I learned that dominant horses must fight for their position and lead horses do not. From these waterhole rituals I discovered the secret society of wild horses, and that the spirit of the bond has its own language," says Carolyn.

Horses Never Lie

Author : Mark Rashid
ISBN : 1555662498
Genre : Nature
File Size : 60. 22 MB
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The author breaks new ground by challenging the longstanding belief that a person must become the "alpha leader" in order to work with horses. Instead, he teaches you how to become a "passive leader" - a reflection of the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to be around and to follow. It's a must read for all horse owners who care about their horses and the kind of relationship they have with them.

The Message From The Horse

Author : Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
ISBN : 9781908809445
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 74. 77 MB
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Every human enters this life and begins a journey. The path travelled is unique to each individual, and for some, the main streets and popular thoroughfares provide all that's needed to nourish a life well lived - food, fuel, friendship, family. For others, though, there is a desire - in fact, a need - for something more. In the form of a wandering, lyrical, autobiographical narrative, world-renowned horseman Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling exposes the inner turmoil, the burning questions, the fear, the doubt, and the darkness that pushed him off the roads most travelled in search of answers. In search of meaning. As he reflects on cultures past and his present surroundings, his words linger on visual, sensual, and inspirational clues, bringing his personal experiences alive on the page in emotional detail. His thoughts string together like clicking beads, brilliantly illustrating the passage of time and the interconnectivity of all beings. And ultimately, Hempfling comes to a truth, which for him brings heaven and earth into sharp focus. It is the horses that show him the way.

Building A Life Together You And Your Horse

Author : Frederic Pignon
ISBN : 9781570766619
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 74. 8 MB
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Magali Delgado and Frédéric Pignon captured the hearts of audiences around the globe when they toured with their troupe of astounding horses in the debut version of the equestrian spectacular Cavalia from 2003 to 2009. The relationships the married performers formed with their horses and then generously shared with the world displayed genuine talent, unquestionable integrity, and immense appeal that reached beyond the general public. Many serious equestrians were left asking how it is they do what they do, and how can others achieve the level of trust apparent between this incredible couple and their horses. Magali and Frédéric explained many of their beliefs and shared many of their secrets in their first book on horse training philosophy, the bestselling Gallop to Freedom. Now, in this eagerly awaited follow-up, Magali and Frédéric focus on the evolution of the relationship one can build with a horse. Along with beautiful photographs taken by renowned equestrian photographer Gabrielle Boiselle, they open themselves completely to the reader, sharing insights and ideas about horses and humans. By turns frank and instructional, poignant and tender, this delight of provides another level of inspiration for every horseperson.

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