Whole Heart, Whole Horse

Whole Heart, Whole Horse

Building Trust Between Horse and Rider

Book - 2009
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Many horse trainers feel 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: "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." This book covers such subjects as gathering information from the horse, turning rider/trainer mistakes into positive experiences, developing realistic boundaries, 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 want to follow and work with.--From publisher description.
Published: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2009.
ISBN: 9781602396708
Branch Call Number: 636.1 RAS
Characteristics: xv, 205 p. :,ill. ;,27 cm.


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Aug 27, 2012

This is not a how-to book. It is more of an insight into horses he has worked with and the theories he has developed regarding.


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