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.
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As far as horse books go this is now one if my favourites. Not your typical "how-to", the story captures your heart and pulls you in. The teachings contained within the story will stick with me forever. A huge thank you to Mark Rashid for sharing with us.
This title and all of Mark's work has changed my entire thought process when dealing with my horse. I always felt the current training methods lacked and never felt right. Mark has answered my call.
I have a new mindset when working with my horses. Just looking back to some difficult situations I can see how helpful it would have been to put myself in the horses place. Very grateful to have this story shared with me.
This book has entirely changed how I perceive Arabs and Appys. It's always about training! I laughed out loud, I related and I cried. It's such a good book. just like all of his other books.
A really easy to understand way to work with our horses. I loved the practical examples and the pure love and understanding of the horse mindset that shines though
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 :)
Get to know your horse in getting to know Mark Rashid's books. I have one on whenever I'm in my truck.
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.
"Another fantastic book from Mark Rashid"
Inspiring, wise, warm
Horses Never Lie
The narrator's performance was OK, and I definitely prefer him to some of the other narrators of Mark Rashids books, but he was a tiny bit stilted. It didn't detract from enjoying the book, or the quality of the content, however a more skilled narrator could have made this one of those magical audiobooks that you feel empty when they're over.
Yes absolutely! I do with all Mark Rashid's books. I always finish them within a day or two, and then immediately want to run out and spend time with horses!
With this book in particular, you hear a lot of stories about the Old Man who started off MR's own journey with horses. The author mentions the Old Man a few times, but always briefly, in his previous books, but you know that if he ever went into detail about the Old Man it could potentially be something really special, and this book lives up to all that promise and more. A really special and personal book from MR, it can't fail to touch you as well as teach you. I'll be listening to it again and again.
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