Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

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Johnson Books, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 158 pages
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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.

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Review: Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse

User Review  - Pat Collingwood-Ruppel - Goodreads

This book has a special place in my heart having had horses ourselves for so many years. It warmed my heart to read of their intelligence and patience with the human. We have much to learn from one of the noblest creatures. An inspirational read with truths of lessons to learn for all of us. Read full review

Review: Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse: With a New Afterword by the Author

User Review  - Monica - Goodreads

I would give this book a 10 if I could. I think everyone should read this book. It's not only about a's about a horse who taught so very much. This book teaches a way of life, along with a ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Mark Rashid is an internationally-acclaimed horse trainer known for his ability toassess situations from a horse s point of view. He has committed himself to findingquiet but effective ways to resolve even the most difficult problems with horses andgives dozens of clinics each year, as well as private lessons. His clinic format of one-on-one work with horse and rider is immensely popular and has gained him legions offans around the world. Rashid is the author of "Considering the Horse; Whole Heart, WholeHorse; Horses Never Lie"; and "Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse". His books have been translated into several languages.

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