Finding The Try by Mark Rashid

Finding The Try
Mark Rashid

This DVD shows Mark working with three different horses developing some horsemanship basics (halts, backing, turns on the forehand, turns on the haunches, sidepasses, impulsion, collection, etc.) while always seeking to show the viewer how to Find the Try.

Mark focuses on what is happening on both sides of the horse/human relationship and how the rider can clearly communicate while building trust.

His instruction on communication involves always searching for the least amount of cue or pressure possible. Key to this is recognizing the horse's earliest tries to respond, because finding and building on these efforts allows the horse to learn faster with less confusion and struggle. Hence . . . Finding the Try. In two specialty sequences, Mark first works with a two-week old foal on some basics on handling, haltering and leading, illustrating how the same principles of Finding the Try apply from the first horse-human interactions. Then Mark demonstrates in close-up the kind of feel in handling reins needed to help a horse (and rider) succeed.

Running Time: Three hours, five minutes

About Mark:
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 center on one-on-one work with horse and rider and are immensely popular with people around the world.

When Mark decided to study the martial art of aikido as a way to improve his horsemanship, he brought the same quiet determination to it that he exhibits in his work with horses. After years of practice, he earned a black belt in Yoshinkan aikido and now teaches the “way of harmony” in the local dojo.

Mark worked full time on ranches for many years gathering herds, managing stock, and training horses. When time permits, he still enjoys working on ranches near his home in Estes Park, Colorado.

Mark has been a guest on NPR’s The Horse Show and was featured on the Nature series on PBS. He is the author of six books - Considering the Horse, A Good Horse is Never a Bad Color, Horses Never Lie, Life Lessons from a Ranch Horse, Horsemanship Through Life, and his latest Big Horses, Good Dogs, and Straight Fences.

This title is in the following categories:

Natural Horse Training
WESTERN - Under Saddle

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