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Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership: 14 [Paperback]

Mark Rashid
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27 Aug 2004
In "Horses Never Lie," acclaimed horse trainer Mark Rashid breaks new ground by challenging the longstanding belief that a person must become the "alpa leader" in order to work with horses. Instead, "Horses Never Lie" teaches you how to become a "passive leader" a reflection of the kind of horse other members of a herd choose to be around and to follow. It s a must read for all horse owners who care about their horses and the kind of relationship they have with them.

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  • Paperback: 169 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (27 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715318411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715318416
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horses Never Lie 22 Jan 2005
Excellent book that makes you rethink the way you interact evryday with your horse. Mark writes in a way that is easy to read and understand.This book gives you many real life ecounters of rider/horse situations that Mark has experienced in his life and the way he learnt to overcome any problems. Very thought provoking as well as an enjoyable read.
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191 of 194 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to save the horses 22 May 2001
By A Customer
The words I could use to describe this book would include: inspiring, eye-opening, heart-warming, and enlightening. Horses Never Lie leads the way on horse training, despite the fact that it contains no 'techniques'. Mark Rashid argues against 'training techniques' and shatters the traditional ideal of becoming your horses dominant leader in order to gain his respect. Here, Mark clearly states the difference from becoming your horse's dominant/forced leader to becoming his chosen leader.
The stories Mark tells in his book brought tears to my eyes only because they were so inspiring. There really isn't any technique behind the way he trains horses. What his training is all about is 'attitude'. He believes that one would have to earn his horse's trust before any training can progress, then goes on to explain how trust can be earned from your horse. To support his view, he tells tales of problems that were solved based on trust and understanding. Mark states the importance of building a partnership based on trust rather than dominance so as to bring out the best of our horses.
His arguments are very logical too. Simply put, horses dislike a forced dominant figure as their responses will be out of fear. This is why we should let our horses choose us as their leaders instead of force our dominance over them. All the ways that this could be achieved are explained in this book.
There is nothing wrong with letting your horse have his way sometimes, it goes as far as proving that you are well worth the trust. I will definitely be reading Mark Rashid's other books. The world needs more people like him.
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark Rashid's Horses Never Lie 26 Sep 2002
Wonderful! This is a necessity for all horse crazy people who really care about the way they care for,train, treat, and ride horses. Mark Rashid writes in a completely captivating manner and once you've started you wont want to put it down. He explains everything through short stories of his own experiences both good and bad and you really feel as though you are right there beside him, laughing and crying, it is breathtaking. This is definitely one to read for the equine enthusiast. You will possibly even recognise some of your own experiences through Mark's words and get an idea of how to put things right for yourself. I could not wait to read Mark's other two books.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mandatory reading for anyone who loves horses 19 Sep 2000
By Jane123
This book is one of the classics on my shelf. It is very easy to read and relate to and there is almost a feeling that Mark has deserted you when you come to the end. The style is part chat, part advice and part entertainment which is what makes it so refreshing. I recommend this book to anyone, especially if you think that "boring" ground work is a waste of time and you would rather be riding.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The third book of a fantastic trilogy 11 Jun 2000
Mark Rashid has done it again. Another fantastic anecdotal horse bible. All manner of riding, handling and horse difficulties are dealt with in an interesting, understandable, thought provoking way. A great read even if you are not interested in horses. I could not rate this book any more highly.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If I was a horse I would rate this with 5 stars. 15 Dec 2003
By Ruth
I could not put this book down. The thoughts and actions of Mark Rashid and how he interacts with horses just inspired me to completly alter the way I would like to be around my horse. The format was so easy to read yet you learn so much. Brilliant
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The book I could not put down! 16 Sep 2009
This is the first book written by Mark Rashid that I have ever read. I have not enjoyed a book so much in years, as it resonated with what I have often believed about horses, but not really known for certain. I felt that after my own 40 years of equine experience, at last here is a book that is capable of changing my perspective and approach to handling and schooling young and/or spoiled horses. Mark Rashid comes in from a different angle altogether and his sensitivity and understanding of the horse and his/her world has helped me to understand how to approach certain challenges from the horse's point of view. I could not put this book down and just kept reading into the early hours of the morning. I am now putting into practise this new perspective with my daughter's newly backed four-year-old pony who now greets new experiences with a much more peaceful outlook. I look forward to having a whole bookcase of Mark Rashid's books so that I can lend them to friends.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Way To Your Horse's Heart 6 July 2009
This is THE book that every horse owner or rider should read. It demonstrates clearly just how much can be achived by learning to understand the animal you are caring for. It opens a whole new perspective on horse behaviour and the reasons for this behaviour but, most of all, it shows you where you are going wrong in your relationship with your horse and what you can do to turn it all around.
Mark Rashid instructs you in a fascinating way. His lessons are not leassons as such but similar to a story tellers narrative: Interesting, flowing and coherent yet with an instructive element.
I have learned a lot from this book and, as a result, have turned some of my horse's 'bad' habits around by changing my attitude, not the horse's.
It's a truely wonderful book!
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Published 19 days ago by A Devlin
5.0 out of 5 stars great book but ......
This book had been recommended by a friend and I could not put it down,I loved th understanding and compassion shown by Mark Rashid,BUT imagine my dismay when I had read 90 % of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by marie wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for all horse owners
I have read a few of marks books now, and the stories he told throughout this book conveyed the emotions he clearly felt during his journey into natural horsemanship. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tony Robinosn
5.0 out of 5 stars Horses Never Lie: The heart of passive leadership
Excellent service. A must for all horse lovers which gives a different slant on managing your equine friend in a compassionate manner
Published 2 months ago by Shepherd
5.0 out of 5 stars The best horse trainer ever
I just love all Mark Rashid's books. If you work with horses or you just ride them you must read this one!!!
Published 2 months ago by Izabela
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
Recommended read for anyone who rides or works with horses
Makes you think about your actions and the way you appear to your equine partner
Published 7 months ago by Staffords
5.0 out of 5 stars Mark Rashid book
This book was not exactly what I expected but was very interesting reading. The views put over were from personal experiences and came across informative and endearing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by p.a.d
5.0 out of 5 stars simply the best
If you are looking for an answer , this book provides it. This is the outstanding way how to describe what is going on between the horse an rider. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written book
This is definitely not an instructional text book! It's a real story of a lifelong journey from the viewpoint of the person who is living that life and who is now able to share... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs Elaine Hayward
5.0 out of 5 stars Such an easy book to read - really enjoyed it ...
made me reflect on really getting to know my horse as an individual.
Definitely recommend it to horse AND non horse owners.
Published 11 months ago by Tess
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