Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Mark's inimitable storytelling skills illuminate what Buck has to teach. Heartwarming but gritty, this is not a conventional horse book. But, then again, Buck is not a conventional horse -- nor is his owner a conventional horse trainer.

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555662838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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In Mark Rashid's fourth book, Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse, the teacher becomes the student when a nondescript horse named Buck steps into his life. Odd behavior from this horse forces Mark, a world-famous horse trainer known for working with horses in a non-confrontational manner, to reevaluate everything he understands about horses. Beginning with an untimely and costly refusal from Buck, Mark tries to find out why it happened. What he finds challenges him to become a better trainer and a better person. Later in the book, he puts these lessons into practice, with such topics as blending, balance, and communication. Mark's inimitable storytelling skills illuminate what Buck has to teach. Heartwarming but gritty, this is not a conventional horse book. But, then again, Buck is not a conventional horse -- nor is his owner a conventional horse trainer. Book jacket.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Mark comes to understand that there are six underlying principles to both Buck and Mark’s most successful horse training techniques: non-confrontation, planning ahead, patience, persistence, consistency, and “fix it and move on.” The ...

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510750908

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 849

Learn the underlying principles of speaking both “horse” and “human” from an internationally acclaimed horseman. Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse describes celebrated horse trainer Mark Rashid’s experiences with one special—and especially challenging—horse named Buck. Mark finds that Buck’s unique personality teaches him a wealth of information about how to build a strong relationship with what may initially seem like a difficult horse. During his time with Buck, Mark not only trains Buck but also observes how Buck “trains” other horses in order to maintain a stable and respectful group. Mark comes to understand that there are six underlying principles to both Buck and Mark’s most successful horse training techniques: non-confrontation, planning ahead, patience, persistence, consistency, and “fix it and move on.” The second half of the book is devoted to demonstrating how horse owners can apply the six principles to their own experiences in horse training. Mark Rashid is unique among writers of horse training books for his skill at teaching trainers to lead by example rather than by force, using clear and consistent methods. In the afterword, Mark Rashid reflects on what he has learned since first writing about Buck, and how Buck’s life allowed Mark to dramatically improve his own emotional and physical well-being. Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse is essential reading for all compassionate horse owners who care about cultivating a mutually respectful and satisfying relationship with their horses.
Categories: Pets

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

In this second edition of the beloved title, with a new brand-new afterword, Rashid invites us to enjoy his all-new reflections on the lessons learned from a life spent with horses.

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1616083409

Category: Pets

Page: 185

View: 139

A life lived with horses just makes more sense!
Categories: Pets

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

I see this book, Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse, as the next step in that process. It is a sort of documentation of the fifteen years I spent with Buck, ...

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781628730975

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 612

In this heartwarming and instructive book of horsemanship, highly-respected horse trainer Mark Rashid shares what he learned from a very special, and very challenging, horse. Through a lot of hard work, Mark comes to understand the potential for powerful communication that exists when two beings take the time to understand each other. Although his realizations are inspired by work with horses, readers will discover that Rashid’s six guidelines for interaction can improve our relationships with the people in our lives as well. In this second edition of the beloved title, with a new brand-new afterword, Rashid invites us to enjoy his all-new reflections on the lessons learned from a life spent with horses.
Categories: Pets

Life Lessons from a Horse Whisperer

Life Lessons from a Horse Whisperer

Working with Ribbon and Peyote, my attitudes about horses began to change as well.When I started at the ranch I was a horse snob, more impressed by a ...

Author: Lew Sterrett

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9781854249180

Category: Christian life

Page: 218

View: 334

A champion trainer and true horse whisperer, Lew Sterrett has used patience and a firm but gentle hand to earn the trust of more than 3,500 horses, from wild mustangs to the most sophisticated European breeds. Through the use of horses, Lew illustrates Christian relationship principles for parents, young people, business leaders and athletes, so they can build their lives on solid truth. These presentations have helped people understand the difference between training and teaching, how to effectively lead and how to understand the parameters of love, and how to demonstrate power of balanced discipline. The author's engaging style and adroit mixture of well-tested anecdotes and thoughtful instruction make this a winning read - and not just for horse lovers.
Categories: Christian life

Out of the Wild

Out of the Wild

Now a major motion picture, starring John Diehl, Jean Louisa Kelley, and Ben Ashbrook, directed by Paul Krizan!

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570768194

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 375

Now a major motion picture, starring John Diehl, Jean Louisa Kelley, and Ben Ashbrook, directed by Paul Krizan! One dark, vacant Nevada night, cattle rancher Henry McBride closes his eyes—only to open them and find his life suddenly in a shambles, with everything that means anything to him lost forever. Overwhelmed by grief and guilt, Henry drives away from his past as far and as fast as he can; jobs, towns, and whiskey come and go. And then guest ranch owner Jessie King extends an open and forgiving hand, and the arrival of a young mustang stallion—also wounded and alone—ignites a flicker of recognition in Henry. Jessie's powerful ability to connect with horses, and her gentle attempts to connect with Henry, slow him down long enough to let him heal just a little. But when Jessie’s former ranch manager returns with murder in mind, the fragile world she, Henry, and the stallion are building together threatens to come crashing down.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses

Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses

He somehow transitioned from being a working ranch horse on 100,000 acres to working with people in the EFLC work. He has not been the most comfortable ...

Author: Kathy Pike

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510762848

Category: Pets

Page: 264

View: 279

Inspiring true stories of how horses teach humans and heal their hearts. Horses are sensitive creatures with hearts ten times larger than humans and much more to share with us than meets the eye. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses offers poignant short stories about the trials and tribulations of befriending horses. Equine expert Kathy Pike brings you on a healing journey that includes lessons a wild horse taught her, how horses teach humans in her equine facilitated learning programs, and personal insights about living off the land and engaging with the dynamics of a herd each day. Every story in this inspirational book highlights lessons about trust, surrender, timing, and building relationships. Some stories are light and playful, others are insightful, and some are even a bit heart-wrenching, bringing you on the journey as if you are in direct relationship with each horse. Questions offered after each chapter invite you to apply this book's lessons to your own life or relationships. Life Lessons from the Heart of Horses will deepen any horse lover's understanding of the invisible and emotional bond between horse and human.
Categories: Pets

A Life With Horses

A Life With Horses

OTHER TITLES BY MARK Big Horses , Good Dogs , and Straight Fences : Musings of Everyday Ranch Life Horsemanship Through Life Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse ...

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555664075

Category: Nature

Page: 185

View: 789

Categories: Nature

Big Horses Good Dogs and Straight Fences

Big Horses  Good Dogs  and Straight Fences

OTHER TITLES BY MARK RASHID Considering the Horse Horses Never Lie A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse Horsemanship Through ...

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555663907

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 397

These stories tell of Mark's life working on cattle ranches and guest ranches before he became famous worldwide for his work with horses.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Life on the Ranch

Life on the Ranch

Life Lessons I Learned on the Ranch Drusilla Dye ... uring to the the rancher. homestead The era, horse a horse was was an their important mode tool of ...

Author: Drusilla Dye

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781641911474

Category: Religion

Page: 162

View: 626

In forty-five heartwarming devotions, Drusilla Dye illustrates God's lessons in everyday ranch adventures, inspiring readers with her book, Life on the Ranch: Life Lessons I Learned on the Ranch. The Life on the Ranch series began in 2000 as a simple newsletter to family and friends, updating them on exciting happenings at the ranch in eastern Montana. Enthused by many of these life lessons God taught her on the ranch and with the encouragement of friends and family, Drusilla shares her spiritual life lessons she has learned from each experience. Drusilla Dye was born in eastern South Dakota and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She has been an elementary teacher for twenty-four years, teaching in Minnesota and Montana. She and her husband, Chip, live on a ranch in southeast Montana where they enjoy many of God's creations.
Categories: Religion

Horses Never Lie

Horses Never Lie

... the Horse : Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned HORSES NEVER LIE ... with Illustrations by Greg Miles Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse Foreword ...

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555662498

Category: Nature

Page: 169

View: 975

Rashid defines the difference between alpha and passive leadership in horses. He explains how to change horses from being indifferent or unwilling participants to becoming enthusiastic partners with their owners. His anecdotes feature his sense of humor and his overriding compassion for the horse.
Categories: Nature

Close Encounters of the Bovine

Close Encounters of the Bovine

... Solved and Lessons Learned ; A Good Horse is Never a Bad Color ; Horses Never Lie : The Heart of Passive Leadership ; Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse ...

Author: Rosalie Cooper-Chase

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555663788

Category: Medical

Page: 188

View: 344

Close Encounters of the Bovine are a collection of stories of a Rural Veterinarian - Rosalie Cooper-Chase. Her love of the animals she tries to help is obvious, and her deep respect for cows makes them come alive as individuals.
Categories: Medical

Great Value

Great Value

Nearly all the stories contain a sketch by the author to bring the story even more to life. Any person with an interest in the western lifestyle will find this book fascinating to follow.

Author: Eldon Toews

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449766917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

View: 835

GREAT VALUE: Life Lessons from a Montana Cowboy In this book, the author relates his daily experiences as a working cowboy on numerous, large, Montana ranches. The short stories vary in themes of breaking and training range horses, to gathering and caring for cattle. The events take place in all seasons and different kinds of weather. The book invites readers into a rare collection of real life and sometimes hard to believe events in a ranch-hand's life. Each chapter ends with a lesson of encouragement for the reader to move forward in their life. Nearly all the stories contain a sketch by the author to bring the story even more to life. Any person with an interest in the western lifestyle will find this book fascinating to follow. The life lessons would apply and inspire readers of all ages and walks of life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Many Brave Fools

Many Brave Fools

Horse People: Scenes form the Riding Life. New York, New York: HarperCollins ... Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse. Great Britain: Antony Rowe Ltd, 2003, ...

Author: Susan E. Conley

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570769269

Category: Pets

Page: 248

View: 367

A moving memoir of a courageous codependent woman who found hope and healing on the back of a horse. Codependency, a compulsive behavior sometimes known as “relationship addiction,” is often characterized by a dysfunctional, one-sided relationship that is emotionally destructive―even abusive. For years Susan Conley found herself trapped, married to an addict whose health, welfare, and safety she valued far above her own. Over time, Conley watched as she lost contact with her own needs, desires, and sense of self. But then at forty-two, after yet another crisis came to an anticlimactic resolution that left nothing healed and little to hope for, she decided, having never so much as touched a horse, to take up riding. Here, with humor and honesty, Conley chronicles her experiences, sharing how her pledge to rediscover herself following her divorce was aided, abetted, and challenged by the horses in her life. “They were as large a part of my recovery as were any of the self-help books I read, personal development workshops I did, and 12-step meetings I attended,” she writes. “The struggle to heal the wounds of a dysfunctional marriage was actually made easier via the real wounds received from horseback riding.” Many Brave Fools explores the ways in which horses enriched Conley’s life, and how the process of making herself into a rider also helped her become the person she most wanted to be: not the “ex-wife of an addict,” but a responsive, confident, even courageous woman, entering the prime of her life.
Categories: Pets

Walking the Way of the Horse

Walking the Way of the Horse

Exploring the Power of the Horse-Human Relationship Leif Hallberg ... Johnson Publishing Company, 2000); Rashid, M., Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse.

Author: Leif Hallberg

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595479085

Category: Pets

Page: 664

View: 276

Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit www.walkingthewayofthehorse.com
Categories: Pets

The Horse Behavior Problem Solver

The Horse Behavior Problem Solver

All Your Questions Answered About How Horses Think, Learn, and React Jessica Jahiel. Hill, Cherry. The Formative Years. ... Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse.

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603421966

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 319

Understanding your horse’s behavior is an essential aspect of creating a mutual bond of trust, respect, and friendship. In a handy question-and-answer format, Dr. Jessica Jahiel explains the language and logic of how horses learn and communicate, enabling you to interpret and properly respond to your animal’s quirky ways. From fear of the vet to unstoppable kicking, this guide provides proven techniques for helping your horse break bad habits, along with creative ideas for fostering a healthy relationship filled with love and affection.
Categories: Pets

Ask Your Animal

Ask Your Animal

MARK RASHID, clinician and author of Horses Never Lie and Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse MARTA WILLIAMS, author of Learning Their Language and Beyond Words ...

Author: Marta Williams

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317135

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 565

Ask Your Animal provides a clear, hands-on guide to relating with animals and nature using intuitive communication. Its step-by-step instructions, true stories, and practice exercises are designed to inspire and guide the beginner. More advanced techniques help you resolve specific issues with the animals in your life — or in your neighborhood. Using this approach, you can start addressing these common situations right away: controlling bad habits like barking and digging • recovering lost animals • calming an animal with separation anxiety coping with an animal’s death • achieving a better bond with your animal • restoring trust in an abused animal creating harmony among the animals in your home • trailering a reluctant horse • eliminating aggressive behavior assisting sick and injured animals • connecting with rescue animals and animals in crisis
Categories: Nature

Lead with Your Heart Lessons from a Life with Horses

Lead with Your Heart       Lessons from a Life with Horses

Allan J. Hamilton, a neurosurgeon and a pioneer in equine-assisted therapy, distills in 112 short essays what horses have taught him about forgiveness, true leadership, courage, and love.

Author: Allan J. Hamilton

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612127347

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 148

2016 Foreword INDIES Gold Award Winner 2016 Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner 2017 Silver Independent Publisher Book Award Winner 2017 Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winner Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years’ experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with horses as a metaphor for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Whether you’re searching for greater spiritual depth or simply want to better understand your four-legged partner, this wise and important collection has something for you.
Categories: Pets

A Journey to Softness

A Journey to Softness

Mark Rashid shares personal stories about events in his life that helped him on his journey to softness, as well as the stumbling blocks along the way.

Author: Mark Rashid

Publisher: J.A. Allen

ISBN: 1908809426

Category: Horses

Page: 168

View: 772

Mark Rashid shares personal stories about events in his life that helped him on his journey to softness, as well as the stumbling blocks along the way. The narrative includes a section in which Mark passes on the experiences of others from a wide variety of walks of life and occupations, all sharing their views on how feel, connection and softness apply to their respective professions. Those interviewed for this special section include a musician who has written and performed several number one country music hits, a highly decorated helicopter pilot, a movie actor, a college professor, a master carpenter, an artists and numerous others. What the reader learns by example is how to develop feel, relaxation, connection, and softness in both horse and rider. The methods and techniques Mark demonstrated have been gleaned from decades of work with horses and horse people, as well as while he trained with world-class martial artists whose lives have been dedicated to developing softness and connection with a partner through feel.
Categories: Horses

Beyond Words

Beyond Words

Straight from the Horses Mouth: How to YZzl/e to Animals and Get Answers. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2005. ... Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse.

Author: Marta Williams

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577314929

Category: Nature

Page: 203

View: 959

A collection of inspirational stories about animals reveals how they can bring about life-altering changes, enhance a relationship with nature, and spark spiritual awareness. Original. One Spirit.
Categories: Nature