Distinguished horse trainer Mark Rashid shares his philosophy that horse training should be rooted in compassion and communication. He empowers listeners with techniques to train horses that may have been previously mistreated or misunderstood, embedding the information in amusing stories. The message is clear: Force is never necessary in horse training. A change in perspective and approach may be all that’s needed to transform a problem animal’s attitude. Mike Chamberlain’s genial delivery captures the feel-good spirit of Rashid’s teachings, making it easy to digest the valuable information.
Learn why your problem horse is not a lost cause with helpful tips from an internationally acclaimed trainer.
In A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color, Mark Rashid continues to share his talent for training horses through communication rather than force. Rashid uses humorous, feel-good stories to relate his techniques of teaching horses by examining their view of the world. This book is a must-have for compassionate horse trainers and owners. Tales of Arabs, appaloosas, and paints - mistrusted and mistreated because of their breed - will give listeners a new perspective on these breeds and others. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a better understanding of Rashid’s philosophy and methods.
©2011 Mark Rashid (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Love all of Mark's books. Listening to them while riding a newly broken in horse and the lessons have been invaluable. Loved the stories and the "the old man" and have listened to them all more than once.
I must admit that I would judge a horse because of its breed - I won't anymore :)
The best part of the book is the beautiful cover photo.I could only listen to small bits at a time. The book is written with incredibly tedious attention to minutae that has nothing to do the title of this book. Plus, the narrator is a "gee whiz" type with a grating voice overperforming a boring story. It will take 5 minutes to hear how "The Old Man" (you will learn to cringe when you get hearing this word over and over and over....lit a cigarette.If you are have a basic knowledge of how to be nice to a horse you are too advanced for this book. It is for someone who has no idea how to be with a horse.Additionally, the book contains several sections about how the author witnessed, but did nothing to help, cruelty to horses ---even 30 minutes of someone misriding a horse he knew. Unbearable
And by the way, if you are expecting to learn something about horses with color, as indicated in the title, you'll be let down. I was hoping to learn more about the various breeds often considered "difficult."
I would love to find a good book on horsemanship that is informative and educational.
Grating, annoying nasal sound and too forced performance. It's as if the whole book is read as an exclamation point. The book is too wordy and includes way too much irrelevant random details. (is there an editor anywhere?)
Remember to thank my horse
The people who read these stories must at one point think to themselves that the people who *should* be reading these stories are the ones that won't. Some of the training methods that some trainers use on horses are horrific.
I can only hope that by reading the stories of very bad training methods that I will catch myself if I ever lose patience, or consider using any type of bad "training" method that Mark Rashid witnessed and tells of in some of his stories.
There's a saying that every choice creates a future, so having learned a few things from the stories in this book, I hope that I will make better choices when with my horses.
The extra attention in this book telling more about "the old man" Walter Pruitt (sp?) was a bonus.
I wish the book would not end. The stories were so good and learned so much on how a horse look's at situation's.Enjoyed each story.How blessed Mark Rashid ,is too experience some one like the old man with so much wisdom with horse's.Thank you for sharimg he's knowledge and wisdom and life's lesson's with horse's
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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