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

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing
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Tabitha
Sep 15, 2012 Tabitha rated it it was amazing
An awesome book. I laughed. I cried. And I still think about these stories regularly. Buck is a horse version of Lassie, except he was not fiction. And he'd just look at Mark instead of barking.
All animal lovers would enjoy this book, but it is not really a book about horses. It is about the revalations the author has in his work with Buck, and some of Buck's pals, and a great many people over the years. It is an account of his journey of self-improvement, and it contains tidbits we all can lea
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Monica
Dec 30, 2014 Monica rated it it was amazing
I would give this book a 10 if I could. I think everyone should read this book. It's not only about a horse...it's about a horse who taught so very much. This book teaches a way of life, along with a new way of seeing how intelligent and awesome animals are. It is also about a human who was willing to listen and learn and now teach others.
Amanda
Mar 05, 2013 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Why isn't there a six-star option?!? The lessons are poignant and apply to just about everything in life. The afterword/epilogue had me in tears for nearly a half-hour. This is a must-read for any horse lover or just anyone who is in need to guidance in their life.
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Apr 24, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Insightful, heartfelt book. Lots of good wisdom and common sense. Reminiscent of Buck Branahman.
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Mark Rashid (pronounced RASH-id) is an internationally acclaimed horse trainer known for his ability to understand the horse’s point of view and solve difficult problems with communication rather than force. He began working with horses at age ten, when he met the “old man,” who taught him to work with horses, not against them, and to listen to what the horse is trying to say. Mark’s clinics cente ...more
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