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  • Nature in Horsemanship

  • Discovering Harmony Through Principles of Aikido
  • By: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Matt Patterson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 80
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78

The popular and highly respected horse trainer Mark Rashid brings together Western and Eastern philosophies to demonstrate a seamless new incarnation of horse training. After years of helping "difficult" horses, Mark Rashid understands how to build the foundation of a horse's training and resolve any problems encountered along the way.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • STRONGLY dislike narrator's voice

  • By Emmy on 12-11-15

STRONGLY dislike narrator's voice

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-15

Mike Chamberlain or Kevin Young please. This narrator didn't make the story at all exciting. in fact. it was excruciating to listen to. His voice is impossible to get used to. It's more for a movie trailer for a sinister movie or something dark. I wish Mike Chamberlain or Kevin Young would read it! It ruined the story for me.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color

  • Tales of Training Through Communication and Trust - 2nd Edition, Revised & Updated
  • By: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 227

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic Book!

  • By Trish K. on 06-29-15

Very Moving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-11-15

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.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Horsemanship Through Life

  • A Trainer's Guide to Better Living and Better Riding
  • By: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 132

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book

  • By Stef on 05-06-15

Very moving book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-15

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Whole Heart, Whole Horse

  • Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
  • By: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 191

Many horse trainers, even those who espouse the so-called natural horsemanship approach, take the position that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view. In his words, "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment in time....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always something to learn from Rashid

  • By Stella9 on 01-27-16

As Always;Very Good Book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-17-15

All of the books I've listened to by Mark Rashid have given me an "ah ha" moment. This book is full of situations that motivate me to get out there every day and be patient with my horse. In particular, this book has given me great insight about the critical importance of direction. so I will be planning what to do with my horse before I go out there. Not to mention develop that softness and giving my horse my whole heart.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Considering the Horse

  • Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned
  • By: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Kevin Young
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 157

Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don't exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions - straight from the horse's mouth. By considering the horse's point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problem like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great

  • By Jean on 10-29-15

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-10-15

This book made me laugh. It also made me cry. But most importantly, it gave me hope and inspiration and understanding. This book is a MUST read. The narrator captures the scenes very well.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful