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Horsemanship Through Life Audiobook

Horsemanship Through Life: A Trainer's Guide to Better Living and Better Riding

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The qualities needed to be good with horses are the same ones needed to be good at life, argues renowned horseman Mark Rashid in Horsemanship Through Life In clear, smooth tones, performer Mike Chamberlain shares Rashid's stories about the virtues of patience, flexibility, dependability, and assertiveness both on and off the saddle. Rashid has decades of practical wisdom to share, and he enriches his horsemanship skills with lesson learns practicing martial arts. Equestrians looking to improve their riding, deepen their relationship with horses, and grow as human beings are sure to appreciate this audiobook.

Publisher's Summary

More than just techniques for horseriding these are principles for a more fulfilling life.

Here is a compelling meditation from renowned horseman Mark Rashid on all the ways that the principles we apply in our dealings with fellow humans can apply to our relationships with our horses, and vice versa. Horsemanship Through Life is about awareness, learning, teaching, honesty, integrity, and much more. It is about more than tips or technique; it is about principles to live by. It is about taking ownership of and responsibility for our lives and relationships with horses and humans. It doesn t take long to listen to, but will be with you for life. Experience the profound lessons of this nourishing book.

©2012 Mark Rashid (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    "Amazing book"

    Excellent blend of storytelling, life coaching and hands-on advise for improving the relationship between horse and rider. I enjoyed it from start to finish.













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    George Eckert, Colorado, United States 03-17-15
    George Eckert, Colorado, United States 03-17-15
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    "Mark Rashid Helps You Understand Yourself"

    To understand your horse Mark Rashid helps you understand yourself first and then gives you insights into the heart and mind of horses.

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    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 02-10-14
    Douglas Auburn, WA, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2008

    College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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    "I Read This Book On The Heels..."

    of Mark Rashid's Whole Heart, Whole Horse, a stunningly impressive and even poetic book about horsemanship--and how it enriches living. Often, one will read such an inspirational book and go immediately to another work by the same author and be disappointed, finding him to be a one-hit wonder. This was not the case here. If anything, Horsemanship Through Life is an even deeper and more enjoyable work. Rashid not only gets to the very heart of horsemanship and everything I have always believed and practiced in working with my own horse, Sassy, he is a very skilled and patient storyteller in the balance. I cannot wait to get to more of Mark's books and read even more of the horsemanship and philosophy of a kindred spirit.

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    Mary 10-09-15
    Mary 10-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Many lessons to learn"

    A wonderful book with many life lessons. Worth listening to over and over. Thanks

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    Diana 01-18-14
    Diana 01-18-14 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Injuries, growth, centered energy, respect..HORSES"

    This book offers a growth experience as Mark Rashid reflects on some of his stumbles and face plants along his journey and how they were a result of going along in his journey instead of traveling. Or, in horse terms, just sitting on a horse versus riding it.

    The stories he tells, at first seem to be disparate, unconnected, but by the time you reach the end of the book, and look back, you see how it is all connected. Yesterday I heard the portion where he was describing how the human body has more balance and energetic communication with the horse at a point slightly below the belly button.

    Today, searching for youtube videos with Mark Rashid, I stumbled on one where he was giving a talk at what appeared to be one of the Equine Affair type of venues, and he was giving a demonstration of how you put your energy in that spot and showing how much it improved the power with very little effort, and he showed that a muscle has straight strength but how the centered focus of energy had a circular power. And, the various demonstrations done with volunteers from the audience were amazing.

    I checked out his website to see what videos he had and hope to buy some in the future with the training methods. I hope some of this centered energy information is in some videos too. Doing it along with the youtube video and with what I heard on this book yesterday, it was an amazing feeling and one I hope to incorporate with horses.

    Told with his usual gentle and humble humor, the stories are excellent and, of course, life enhancing.

    The old man and Buck are spoken of again, and their portions are much appreciated.

    By the time you reach the end of the book, and turn the ideas thread throughout around and consider them, you will find that you've been given some tools to travel through life, and not just go along through life. Or, to ride with and not just sit on the horse.

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    Jena 06-30-16
    Jena 06-30-16
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    "Loved this book!"

    Will definitely keep this book to read it again later. Always has so many good stories that hit home.

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    Beverly B. 05-17-16
    Beverly B. 05-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great wisdom for horses and life"

    I love all of Mark Rashid ' s books. I found a lot of wisdom in this book that I will apply to my relationships with horses and my own life in general.

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    Mrs. Rambo 11-17-15
    Mrs. Rambo 11-17-15
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    "Very moving book"

    Mark Rashid speaks a lot about his experiences with Aikido in this book. He has a lot of good points. If we aren't usually patient, kind and understanding throughout our regular days, why would we expect to be this way when we go out to work with out horses? Very good book. Made me laugh and shead some tears in the end.

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    Joanne Rochester, NY, United States 12-22-14
    Joanne Rochester, NY, United States 12-22-14 Member Since 2004
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    "A compelling listen"
    Would you listen to Horsemanship Through Life again? Why?

    Yes I have listened to it 2x and will probably listen a 3rd.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    It was really the story about "buying the ticket to ride". Anyone that has lost a person or animal that they have shared extraordinary adventures and experiences together, searches for some solace. Some solace came with the idea that the gut wrenching grief is the price of the ticket to ride on that journey together.


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    "Another fantastic book by Mark "

    so many wise words and great stories and examples. Mark is the one horseman that has totally changed my view point on horses by his writing alone. All his books have now become my bible.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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