The experience of why Buck understands how the horses think. And, I thought it was only me.
I don't know John Pruden from Adam, but he was great at his reading of the book.
There are lots of Clinicians out there telling you what to do to train a horse. There are very few of them who actually tell you what the horse thinks and why, and they understand, because they've been in that horse's hooves and know what true fear is and how encouragement, not coddling, can turn a fearful horse, like a fearful child, into a productive companion, not a pet nor a broken slave, but a trusted partner. Like anything or anyone else, the horse wants to be understood, wants to understand you and wants to be treated fairly while this learning process is going on.
Buck is a survivor. Horses are survivors, whether they live in the wild or in our back yards. They must choose to be with us and we must figure out how to make them want to make the choice to want to be with us. Then, a relationship can happen. People must earn this relationship. You can beat your kids, your horse, or anyone until they are broken, if you're big, mean and strong enough. It takes understanding and patience to help a horse become your partner. All Buck does is say, This is what the horse thinks, help him to see things the way they could be.
I've read/listened to every Mark Rashid book on here and all I can say is, Mark.... write faster.
Doc.... I went through that with Star, my old horse, but I had him put down, not shot. I did the same as Walter, feeding him, getting a Equine Dentist for him, anything I could think of. My Vet said I gave Star 5 years more than he ever thought I could and he was in great shape due to that, until his decline which took about a month. I had a hard time letting him go. But, I'll see him again when I get home and, we'll go for a ride.
Kevin's read was as if he were Mark telling it, isn't that the best anyone can do. Kevin was invisible, which is how he should be. That is perfect to me.
I think I answered that already.
Mark Rashid.... write faster. I was so excited to see this released, finally I had something to listen to when I'm mowing, fixing fences or driving to town. Now.... I have to find something to listen to. I will listen to anything you want to write, about horses.
If he actually offered something other than the same stupid info you can get anywhere.
No, and I've read a book of his before. It was great, inciteful and helpful. These two are daylight and dark from each other.
Serious disappointment in the lack of inciteful information.
I could have said what he said in this book and I'll save everyone time. He said, eat only vegetables and legumes, no seasonings and drink only water. Which is as stupid as it gets and the most boring way to eat ever, we weren't given all this food to eat like that. I will tell you a diet that will work. If God made it, eat it. He didn't make coke or margarine or pop tarts. He did make meat and fruit and vegetables and butter. If it had a life source, you absorb it's life source by eating it. If no life source, you get no life. This book is just stupid. There is so much more to what foods can do for you, he wasted a lot of time telling us not to eat anything with flavor. Fake food, fake body. Real food, real body. We are starving ourselves by eating things with no life source. We eat and eat and eat, yet we are starving to death, while weighing 200 pounds. Eat some food.
It's about time somebody said what the horse needs, not jsut how to make them do what you want them to do. This is how to have a relationship with a horse, to understand why they need what they need and what they need on their side of the relationship. It's great.
"Snowman" reminded me of this book. Horses will tell us what they need and who they are, if we stop, shut up, and listen to what they're saying, by what they do. They tell the truth and that catches a human off guard. They mean it when they say it. There needs to be more shut up and listen with horses, maybe then even people who don't want to ride a horse will want the amazing relationship they have to offer, even if you never get on their backs. There is nothing like a horse and what's more amazing is the gift of seeing what we could be, if we were more like them.
Sometimes the best thing you can do for the mental stability of a horse is to let them run, not make them run, let them run. That horses are natural followers and will follow a leader, if they can trust their leader. Trust is the greatest gift a horse has to offer. Being trustworthy is the best gift we have to give back, and to learn we possess.
When the black showed up.
It's well worth the time.
Eat, Pray, Love. The desire to take the journey.
Life is a journey, pick a path and take it all in.
I loved the spiritual aspects and admire the passions and peace in her life.
Funny Cide, because he realized his role in it all.
I liked his performance, but whoever engineered the recording needs to pay more attention to his recording levels. It got quiet and then loud, and loud is better. I have 92 acres to mow and I listen while I'm mowing. I can always turn it down, but I had it all the way up and sometimes I couldn't hear it, then the level would change and it took my ears off.
I have 6 horses, so I love an underdog hero horse story.
This has caused me to want to finish my book, " For The Love Of A Horse".
No, It's a tediously long stroy. I want the Reader's Digest Condensed version.
Too many characters introduced that are not mentioned other than their set up, which I consider a loss lead. Don't introduce me to someone that will go away and I really didn't care about any of them.... any of them.
Learn properly how to pronounce American words.
Nope. Maybe not to bet on horses since there is so much crap going on.
Author needs to concentrate on, Who's stroy is it anyway? I still don't know. Eileen is the only character completely developed, and I liked when she was the focus.
I don't know. I didn't read the print version. I buy these because I love good story, but have a 92 acre farm, 42 animals and a full time job by myself. I can't sit with a book, but I surely can mow something with one read to me.
Snowman was GREAT too, because both show you that your background doesn't have to dictate who you are. You have the power to be better than that.
She was amazing.
I cried, knowing her pain. I come from a disfunctional family, but who doesn't, and I lost my horse Star,so I knew her pain. If Christ is coming back on one, then they must be in heaven. I told Star to wait at the gate and we'd go for a ride when I get there. LayMeDown and Star both had most likely been mistreated, but Star chose to trust me and every morning I miss going out and not hearing his morning Hohoho... Ya got any Sweet Feed, Mom?
It was a wonderful book and I'm grateful the Author finally followed her dream, to write a book.
Too much fiction.
Research a bit more, though enough info to tell the truth might not actually be out there, there is too much Disney finishes to story lines.
It was okay. It's pretty childlike.
Don't take so much creative license.
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