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Internationally renowned horse trainer Mark Rashid pays tribute to the horse that became his teacher.

In Mark Rashid's fourth book, Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse, the teacher becomes the student when a nondescript, seven-year-old horse steps into his life. A famous horse trainer, known for listening to horses and working with them in a non-confrontational manner, Mark is

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Helen
Oct 17, 2008 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't often read self-help books but this one feels as if it came at exactly the right time in my life....the lessons are presented with stories about Buck, a ranch horse and teacher. Since I find that my time with my horses is generally an accurate metaphor for what is going on in my psychological and intellectual life this book seems to speak directly and personally to me. If you have continued to learn all of your life you will probably get something from this compelling book.
Angie
May 08, 2014 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Synopsis: "Internationally renowned horse trainers pays tribute to the horse that became his teacher."

My Review: There were definitely things I liked and didn't like about this book. First the things I wasn't too thrilled about, the book was very repetitive, I felt like I kept reading the same line over and over again, or the same paragraph in a slightly different wording. The second was that the book reads a good portion of the time like the author is giving a lecture or speech instead of shari
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Pat Collingwood-Ruppel
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.
C.J. Darlington
Another great read from Mark Rashid. More a memoir of the world's best horse (Buck) than a training manual, but then again, it never promises to be anything more than that. Terrific insights on how to live better, more productive lives too.
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Jun 25, 2010 Annamaria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I LOVE this book. My Jigs is like Buck sometimes. He's got that no nonsense way of being in the herd
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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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