Considering the Horse

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616081560
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Nature

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 solutions--straight from the horse's mouth. 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, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problems like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more. 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. More likely than not, the answers are here for every rider, trainer, or owner.

Horsemanship Through Life

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 1555663648
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Pets

A fall during a clinic on horsemanship forces the author to rekindle his passion for working with horses and their owners. By studying the Japanese martial art, aikido, Mark renews his commitment to compassionate communication with horses, using honor, integrity and dignity. This book is a must read for anyone seeking to truly connect to his or her horse.

A Good Horse is Never a Bad Color

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 1555661424
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Nature

Rashid uses heart-warming and humorous stories to share his techniques of training horses using communication rather than force. Stories of horses, mistrusted and mistreated because of their breeds, will give a new perspective.

Horses Never Lie

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628730043
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Genre: Nature

In Horses Never Lie, renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of “alpha leadership” and teaches the reader to become a “passive leader”—a counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow. Applying Rashid’s principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider. Reliving Rashid’s experiences with him, you will come to feel the same sort of compassion and appreciation for your horses that you do for the people in your life. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a more complete understanding of Rashid’s methods and philosophy.

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628730975
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Pets

An internationally acclaimed horse trainer reflects on the lessons he’s learned from a life spent with horses—with a new afterword by the author. Mark Rashid has built a worldwide reputation for his abilities as a horseman. In this heartwarming and instructive memoir, Rashid shares the important lessons he learned from one very special, and very challenging, horse—Buck. 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. 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. This is a book of horsemanship that will inspire readers of all types with stories that prove that there are important lessons to be learned all around us—if you take the time to listen.

Whole Heart Whole Horse

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781626369283
Release Date: 2009-05-26
Genre: Nature

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.

Nature in Horsemanship

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
ISBN: 9781628731583
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Pets

The popular and highly respected horse trainer Mark Rashid brings together Western and Eastern philosophies to demonstrate a seamless new incarnation of horse training. After years of helping “difficult” horses, Mark Rashid understands how to build the foundation of a horse’s training and resolve any problems encountered along the way. He explains how he allows the traditionally firm or assertive approach of the old Western style to take some lessons from the softer conflict resolution and ego reduction approach that the Japanese martial art of aikido teaches. Rashid’s ultimate goal is for harmony between horse and rider.

A Journey to Softness In Search of Feel and Connection with the Horse

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher:
ISBN: 1570767580
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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.

Finding the Missed Path

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher:
ISBN: 1570767696
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Pets

Mark Rashid has made it his life's work to pinpoint the causes of equine distress that can sometimes make a horse's life in the company of humans difficult. In this book, readers are guided through practical steps for restarting horses, using Rashid's simple yet impactful concepts derived from years of study of martial arts. In true Rashid storytelling style, dozens of anecdotes entertain while gently revealing important lessons integral to every horseperson's journey. --Inside cover.

Out of the Wild

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780557224159
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Alcoholics

Henry McBride, a drunken cowboy looking for money to buy his next drink, finds a job at a guest ranch where the owner, Jess King, hires him on as an extra hand. Henry is still grief-stricken over the death of his wife and young son 17 years earlier, but his life changes when he meets Chad, the ex-ranch manager and when a young mustang stallion arrives on the ranch.

Big Horses Good Dogs and Straight Fences

Author: Mark Rashid
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 1555663907
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Mark Rashid is a great storyteller, as the readers of his horsemanship books know, and in this collection of fifteen tales, he is in top form. These stores tell of Mark's life working on cattle ranches and guest ranches before he became famous worldwide for his work with horses.

Riding Home

Author: Tim Hayes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250033529
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Nature

Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends. A horse can be our greatest teacher, for horses have no egos, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion. It is this amazing power of horses to heal and teach us about ourselves that is accessible to anyone and found in the pages of Tim Hayes's Riding Home. The information and lists of therapeutic and non-therapeutic equine programs, which are contained in the book, are also available at the book's website.

In the Company of Horses

Author: Kathleen Lindley
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 1555663869
Release Date: 2006-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When Kathleen Lindley showed up at one of Mark Rashid's horsemanship clinics, she told him that she didn?t know who he was and didn?t really care, as long as he could fix her horse. In the course of working with him and learning about his way of training horses, not only was Kathleen's horse ?fixed, ? her life was changed. This book documents her time spent with Mark Rashid and the deeper appreciation and knowledge she gained for horses and life while there.

Out of the Wild

Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440634062
Release Date: 2008-06-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Beware the Wild?it bites. Ever since Julie Marchen helped defeat the fairytale world of the Wild, life?s been pretty much back to normal. That is, as normal as life can be for a girl whose mom is Rapunzel. Yes, that Rapunzel. Then the Wild mysteriously releases Zel?s prince (Julie?s dad!)?a rescue-minded hero who crashes full-speed ahead into the 21st century! (YOU try teaching a 500-year-old prince to use a seatbelt.) Julie?s over the moon, but when a wicked Fairy Godmother kidnaps Sleeping Beauty and reawakens the Wild, Julie and her dad set off on an action-packed adventure to save the distressed damsel? and the world. If they can?t, they?ll spend eternity in a fairytale.