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A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color

Tales of Training Through Communication and Trust - 2nd Edition, Revised & Updated
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
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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.

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Every horse owner needs this book

Just brilliant, instructive, passionate, funny and addictive-couldn't stop listening. What a fabulous human being Mark is.

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The stories in this book are a true gift

I learn so much from Mark Rashid’s way with horses, and his way of writing about it. So does my horse! This is the 6th book of Mark’s that I’ve read and they all continue to be enriching in many ways. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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just beautiful

love love love anything by Mark Rashid and read by Mike Chamberlain. the last chapter ❤️

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Touching

A very interesting way to share the knowledge of understanding horses. Full of sentiment and wisdom for anyone who truly wants to understand the nature of horses.

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  • jaime
  • 16-04-2017

Stories keep you listening.

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

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  • Trish K.
  • 29-06-2015

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.
  • 17-05-2015

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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  • Barbara
  • 20-03-2016

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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  • Emmy
  • 11-12-2015

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
  • 06-05-2017

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
  • 09-04-2017

good book

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

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  • Kimberly Urciuolo
  • 11-03-2017

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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  • Jason Strull
  • 19-02-2017

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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  • Kimberly Parker
  • 26-01-2017

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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  • Miss
  • 22-07-2015

Another fantastic book from Mark Rashid

If you could sum up A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, wise, warm

What other book might you compare A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color to, and why?

Horses Never Lie

What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

The narrator's performance was OK, and I definitely prefer him to some of the other narrators of Mark Rashids books, but he was a tiny bit stilted. It didn't detract from enjoying the book, or the quality of the content, however a more skilled narrator could have made this one of those magical audiobooks that you feel empty when they're over.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes absolutely! I do with all Mark Rashid's books. I always finish them within a day or two, and then immediately want to run out and spend time with horses!

Any additional comments?

With this book in particular, you hear a lot of stories about the Old Man who started off MR's own journey with horses. The author mentions the Old Man a few times, but always briefly, in his previous books, but you know that if he ever went into detail about the Old Man it could potentially be something really special, and this book lives up to all that promise and more. A really special and personal book from MR, it can't fail to touch you as well as teach you. I'll be listening to it again and again.

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  • Julie Keys
  • 21-03-2020

Good horse

How I would love to go to a clinic by Mark. Enjoyed this book and reconfirmed his excellent empathetic views of horse training and how it applies to people who also never have a bad colour when they are good. Going to listen to another Rashid now

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  • brianbt
  • 29-10-2019

1st audio book

Brilliant book. Loved every minute of it, so much so I bought another one of Mark Rashid’s books

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  • Kelly
  • 10-03-2018

Wow! Thank you for such an inspiring tale

I love the fact that each chapter is a new story and a new lesson. I laughed, angered and cried. This book is a must hear for anyone who lives, works or breathes horses, it holds many valuable insights and lessons that would benefit even the most capable of horse people. I will be sure to try and remember Mark’s words, especially when things get a little “challenging!”

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  • sian wallis
  • 04-01-2017

A very enjoyable book

I have really enjoyed this wonderfully written and narrated story with its memorable nuggets of horsemanship I can use when working my horse.

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  • Debbie
  • 19-04-2016

Another great book

Just love Marks books can't wait to start the next one there is always something to take to the yard and to consider when working with your own horses.