Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2011 - Nature - 193 pages
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In Horses Never Lie, renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid challenges the conventional wisdom of “alpha leadership” and teaches the reader to become a “passive leader”—a counterpart to the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to associate with and to follow. Applying Rashid's principles and techniques helps cultivate horse personalities that are responsive and dependable regardless of the rider. Reliving Rashid's experiences with him, you will come to feel the same sort of compassion and appreciation for your horses that you do for the people in your life. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a more complete understanding of Rashid's methods and philosophy.

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Horse training wisdom and philosophy in the form of anecdotes. Rashid shares his experiences over the years with multiple different horses to illuminate his theories on horsemanship and building a ... Read full review

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An amazing book! The training theory is told through horse stories which make the book highly readable. It has changed my approach to riding and training. Every horse person should read this book! Read full review


The Nature of the Herd
Otis and Buck
Perspectives and Perceptions
Finding the Try
Half a Chance
Will it Work?
The Connection

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Mark Rashid is an author and horse trainer. His books, such as Considering the Horse and Whole Heart, Whole Horse, follow his training philosophy, which is to find training solutions by considering the horse's point of view. The author of seven books, Rashid was featured on the PBS Nature series.

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