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Considering the Horse by Mark Rashid

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Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned, Second Edition

Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don’t exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? In Considering the Horse, Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions—straight from the horse’s mouth. And in the second edition of this classic of natural horsemanship literature, Rashid includes a new introduction and adds new insight on his detailed tips on the timeless yet ever-changing pursuit of good horsemanship.

By considering the horse’s point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problems like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more. After years of training and teaching, Rashid assures you that you don’t need to sell that rebellious horse of yours, and there’s no need to panic if you just bought a horse with a problem and don’t know what to do. More likely than not, the answers are here for every rider, trainer, or owner.

Paperback, 224 pages.

About the author

Mark Rashid is an author and horse trainer. His books, such as Considering the Horse and Whole Heart, Whole Horse, follow his training philosophy, which is to find training solutions by considering the horse’s point of view. The author of seven books, Rashid was featured on the PBS Nature series.

2 reviews for Considering the Horse by Mark Rashid

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Mark Rashid’s books were my first introduction to riding with feel and softness and they’re still some of my favorite training books. They are always the ones I recommend to people who are just starting out on their horsemanship journey as they are well written, easy to understand and offer a lot of insights into how horses work but are not too overwhelming for the new student. The books are written as basically a short story for each chapter, telling the point that Mark is trying to get across. This makes for a very enjoyable and easy read that you can go back to time and again and learn something new.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5


    I truly enjoyed this book. There was so much information offered up through the insights he had with people struggling with their horses and the weaving of Mark’s history of learning from the horse into these stories. Mark does a great job telling an engaging tale while providing the reader with a lot to think about and work on in their own situations.

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