Narrator Dan Lawson's tenor voice has a naturally affable quality, and his performance of Horses Never Lie expressively conveys the friendly wisdom behind renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid's methods and philosophy. Rashid's experiences with horses are narrated in a companionable manner, and his techniques in cultivating passive leadership with horses are easy to understand. Lawson does not overemphasize the audiobook's lessons, choosing to apply Rashid's maxim that the best way to guide is to let horses - or, in this case, listeners - figure things out on their own.
A revolutionary approach to the techniques of working with horses, by a renowned instructor.
In Horses Never Lie, renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of "alpha leadership" and teaches the listener 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.
©1993, 2010 Mark Rashid (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I'll be listening to this again and again. I'm a dog lover and grew up with horses. horses have "prey minds" dogs have "hunter minds" but the relationship between people and their animals has a lot of similarities. Listening to this book brought back the best of my history with horses and from there the author added a lot to think about.
This book isn't a "how to" book, it's a parable, with lessons told in the form of stories.
I'll be buying more of this author's books. Any one who teaches any being, including self teaching -- will benefit from this book.
Mark is such an amazing trainer. I was supposed to hear him speak in person awhile back and missed the opportunity. I was captivated from the very first chapter. The narration was excellent; clear and moving.
It has to be the Old Man. One-of-a-kind.
Everything! I'm on my third listen. He brought the words to life. His voice fit perfectly and his accents were great.
I was moved several times. It was amazing to learn how the Old Man would take a horse that everyone had given up on and through simple patience and understanding, allow the horse to blossom.
This book is a must for all horse lovers and trainers.
This book is actually quite entertaining, but it's also ends up throwing in some stories that teach you why one horse or another was acting weird, gives you more ideas for when you have to deal with unusual behavior from your own horses.
I'd recommend this book for any horse lover, although if you think you have to beat some horses to submission, and are dead-set in this ideal, you may not like this book.
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