- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Johnson Books (September 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1555661181
- ISBN-13: 978-1555661182
- Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.4 x 1.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #932,215 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned Paperback – Sep 1993
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About the Author
Mark Rashid has worked with horses since he was ten years old. His articles on solving problems from the horses point of view have been published in "Western Horseman" and "Western Horse." He lives with his wife, Wendy, and their three children in Estes Park, Colorado, where he continues to train horses and teach his horse training methods. Western artist and entertainer Ron Ball has been drawing and painting horses and the West as long as he can remember. He lives on his Lazy Easel Ranch near Estes Park, Colorado.
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This book is great because it tells stories about particular horses, their problems, and how the problems were overcome, all by taking the time to "consider" how the horse feels about a situation. This book was really great reading, and I would suggest it for any horse lover.
'Considering the Horse' is less of a problem solver and more of an attitude adjuster. Don't get me wrong, Mark addresses common problems in this book and provides innovative and effective methods of solving them. It is his suggestions that will be changing many traditional point of views. He does not force his ideas on you, but supports them with logical explanations backed by evidence from real life. Which brings me to the next point: the book's individuality stems from the fact that it is presented in true story format rather than text-book style. I think this format aids in delivering Mark's message in a subtle voice, allowing the reader to absorb the information and start thinking!
Mark addresses problems such catching uncatchable horses, picking up feet, stopping unstopable horses, ground manners, loading, headshyness, mounting problems, and balking. He begins by explaining how he decided on his approach and clearly illustrates different situations where different approaches should be taken. From easy quick-fixes to deep-rooted problems.. everything is explained in his entertaining and enlightening stories. He closes the book with a deeply touching story and a lesson for mankind that brought me to tears.
I have read his latest book 'Horses Never Lie' before this one and I find both books equally educational. Mark's passion for horses is evident in every word he writes and as I mentioned before, he is also a gifted writer. I believe that he is reaching out to the horse community, offering his knowledge to benefit as many horses in the world as possible. Five stars don't do him or his books justice.
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