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  • A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color

  • Tales of Training Through Communication and Trust - 2nd Edition, Revised & Updated
  • Written by: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Home & Garden, Pet & Animal Care
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Distinguished horse trainer Mark Rashid shares his philosophy that horse training should be rooted in compassion and communication. He empowers listeners with techniques to train horses that may have been previously mistreated or misunderstood, embedding the information in amusing stories. The message is clear: Force is never necessary in horse training. A change in perspective and approach may be all that’s needed to transform a problem animal’s attitude. Mike Chamberlain’s genial delivery captures the feel-good spirit of Rashid’s teachings, making it easy to digest the valuable information.

Publisher's Summary

Learn why your problem horse is not a lost cause with helpful tips from an internationally acclaimed trainer.

In A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color, Mark Rashid continues to share his talent for training horses through communication rather than force. Rashid uses humorous, feel-good stories to relate his techniques of teaching horses by examining their view of the world. This book is a must-have for compassionate horse trainers and owners. Tales of Arabs, appaloosas, and paints - mistrusted and mistreated because of their breed - will give listeners a new perspective on these breeds and others. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a better understanding of Rashid’s philosophy and methods.

©2011 Mark Rashid (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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I loved it! ❤

As a horse rescuer, many of those stories where my own. The pair of Arabs reminded me of our pair of Arabs, George and Washington, who were joined to the hip and scared of human contact. When we would tackle a problem, we needed to keep in mind that if you did something wrong with one, it would impact the other. It took us years to get them back into trust. Wish I had read this book before I would have reached to the new "old man". Sadly, not long after we got them back to enjoying human presence, Washington died of a colic. George died a month later of what we think is a broken heart. He had a heart attack and just dropped dead. I could recall with you at least 5 stories that I went through and are part of this book. Still, there is one thing I would have loved to read about : how on earth do you teach a Colt not to bite you? 😱

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Great Storytelling

Great stories. Easy Listening. Highly recommend to anyone working with horses. I hope to see more equine books here on audible.

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  • Barbara
  • 2016-03-20

Open your mind and let this sink in.

Like the old man in this book, I offer my 2 cents. You can take the suggestion or not, it is here as an amazing opportunity.

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  • Trish K.
  • 2015-06-29

Fantastic Book!

As far as horse books go this is now one if my favourites. Not your typical "how-to", the story captures your heart and pulls you in. The teachings contained within the story will stick with me forever. A huge thank you to Mark Rashid for sharing with us.

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  • Melissa L.
  • 2015-05-17

A true resource.

This title and all of Mark's work has changed my entire thought process when dealing with my horse. I always felt the current training methods lacked and never felt right. Mark has answered my call.

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  • jaime
  • 2017-04-16

Stories keep you listening.

Really great information on horses told through stories. Lessons all horse enthusiasts can learn from.

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  • Jason Strull
  • 2017-02-19

An amazing story with a great lesson

This is an amazing story that mark has shared but it is not only a great story it is a great lesson there are so many gifts he's given to us in the story of how to work with horses but his amazing storing storytelling ability makes it engaging and not just a how to

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  • The Mrs.
  • 2015-12-11

Very Moving

This book has entirely changed how I perceive Arabs and Appys. It's always about training! I laughed out loud, I related and I cried. It's such a good book. just like all of his other books.

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  • Katharina Livia Harer
  • 2017-05-06

very insightful book on the horse's perspective

makes you think about your relationship with your horse and it will improve, just by your mere awareness you gained by reading this book.

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  • Allison
  • 2017-04-09

good book

liked the story format, book with a lot of good ideas for dealing with horses

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  • Kimberly Urciuolo
  • 2017-03-11

Training in story form

Loved listening to the stories and learning about horse training in an organic way. I learned more about horse behavior from this book more than anything else I've read.

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  • Kimberly Parker
  • 2017-01-26

Wonderful!!!

This book kept my attention from start to finish and made me laugh and think. Loved every bit of it.

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