Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse
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.