Even if you already know where you're going with your horse,
Mark will quietly help you find new ways to get there.
Mark Rashid is one of the leading Horsemen in the world today. Perhaps one of the most
talked about clinician in America this year. Since the age of 10, Mark has committed
himself to finding quiet but effective ways to working with horses.
His approach is always based on assessing the situation from the horse's point of view.
Mark works with any breed and any discipline, focusing on communication, harmony,
and timing; in practical, meaningful ways we can use every day.
Written in a casual, story telling style, his books Considering the Horse, A Good Horse
Is Never a Bad Color, and Horses Never Lie: The Heart of Passive Leadership, are
stories that are funny and instructive. They will introduce you to many new and
A Natural Teacher
Not only a quiet, humble, and respectful person and horseman, Mark is also an
outstanding and patient teacher. He will only work one-on-one in clinics as he
feels this is the best way for people to learn. For this reason clinics are
limited to just seven horse and rider combinations, though spectators greatly benefit
from his very interactive approach that involves everyone in discussions and activities.
As "horses don't wear watches", the length of individual sessions will vary but usually
each rider has an individual hour or so with Mark's exclusive attention.
Riders work at THEIR level on THEIR problem whether they are beginner or professional
Mark does not sell any special equipment and nor does he have a huge marketing and
promotion agenda. Mark is not prone to theatrics or "quick fixes" with horses so there
is no dust flying at his clinics. Each rider can ride with whatever they would normally
use at home as long as the saddlery and any other equipment is well fitting and
comfortable for the horse.
Most often, students are pleased to see how soft and responsive they become with
their horses with a "less is more" approach.
All Equestrian Disciplines
In America and Europe Mark has trained horses of many different breeds, and riders
from many different equestrian fields. He has helped Grand Prix dressage riders,
eventers, jumpers and endurance riders as well as professional reiners, cutting horses,
and cowboys. Draft and harness horses are welcome as are stallions, abused horses,
or any horse or mule with any behavioral issues. Mark has been a popular contributor
to "Western Horseman" and "Western Horse" magazines and he has demonstrated at
many major events including Equitana, USA. His clinics are sell-outs worldwide.
Further information on Mark Rashid is available at this Internet site: www.markrashid.com