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September 26, 2015 / Leslie Desmond Demonstration for Apprentices and the Public at Shawna Dahl Quarter Horses and Riding Club Mariposa, CA (3 Demo Horse positions open; Adults $25; Children 15 - 18 $10; Children under 15 are welcome at no charge.)
October 24 – November 8, 2015 Leslie Desmond Apprenticeship Course The Seven Springs Ranch / 10879 Buckhorn, Glide, OR
November 28 - December 13, 2015 Leslie Desmond Apprenticeship Course Tàrrega (Lleida) SPAIN (positions open)
Halters and Leads
Leslie's right-tied halters come in a wide variety of colors, and help to promote balance by giving the owner/handler a reason to work from the right side more often! Order a right-tied halter today and start the important job of re-balancing yourself and your horse for safer and more elegant rides!
Sizes: Yearling, Small, Average, Large and Draft.
Leslie will cut you a custom length of rope to fit your needs.
Her ropes are terrific because they convey the lightest feel and can bring the lightest change of signal to your horse. These ropes can be repeatedly cleaned in the washing machine and dried in a hot drier dozens and dozens of times with no ill-effect (no shrinking, fraying, or drying out). Ask for them in 12 ft., 15 ft., 18 ft., and 25 ft. Lengths or request a custom length if you wish. $3 a foot includes shipping and handling in the USA.
LESLIE'S LEARNING LIBRARY
To purchase the classic training manual, "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (1999) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond go here.
Sadly, the book is now permanently out of print, and supplies are limited. Buy here now and save. Compare with dealers on Ebay and Amazon who now offer the book from $100 - $855.
You might also enjoy learning about feel and release whil you drive and do chares around the house or barn!
If so, then try the fact-brimming 102 track, 10-CD Audio book, "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel" by Leslie Desmond. A beautifully illustrated booklet comes with each of the 10 CDs.
Find these learning tools and more at shop.lesliedesmond.com
True Horsemanship Thorugh Feel (16 to a case) 33.5 lbs 40 cases left as of 9/14/2015)
Horse Handling and Riding Thorugh Feel (14 to a case) 36.5 lbs
You have one head, and you are worth it!
Finally! Someone has made an atractive looking, practical and professional safety stirrup that guarantees you won't get dragged by your horse if you fall off and cannot get your foot out of the stirrup.
I encourage you to call or write to the men who invented and manufacture these life-saving stirrups. Mike and Jake McCoy at the BREAKAWAY STIRRUP COMPANY in Laurel, Montana .
This forward-looking safety-minded people designed an ingenious mechanism that does not allow your foot to get hung up when you are roping, cutting, jumping, penning, pleasure riding or starting colts!
MY GOAL IS TO HELP YOU LEARN HOW TO RIDE WELL, and HAVE A LOT OF FUN DOING IT. RIDING IS A RISKY BUSINESS AND FALLS ARE SOMETIMES INEVITABLE, you must PROTECT YOUR SELF FROM AN ACCIDENTAL DRAGGING.
The McCoys have extended the generous offer of a three-month payment plan to all my students. This is incredible opportunity makes it possible for many people who, otherwise, would not have the chance to purchase them.I WANT PEOPLE TO LEARN ALL THEY CAN ABOUT RIDING ALL SORTS OF HORSES. WE HAVE A GOOD TIME RIDING, AND IT HIS IS DUE IN LARGE PART TO THE PEACE OF MIND THAT COMES FROM KNOWING THAT WHEN YOU GET IN A WRECK YOUR FOOT WILL COME FREE FROM THE STIRRUP AND THE HORSE.
Driving to town? Most people fasten on a seat belt. Playing a little ice hockey? Football? Fencing? Face guards and helmets are donned and the game is on!
More bull and bronc riders than ever before now wear protective chest plates and a helmet.
Why? Their children and wives want to go out for a meal together after the show...and onward into their lives - - - healthy, happy and in one piece!
Riders . . . check out the McCoys and their safety stirrups for men, women and children. For sport, recreation and show. Many styles and all sizes!
Leslie Desmond, friends of Leslie Desmond and their students who have all fallen clear of a horse thanks to breakaway stirrups from STI.
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From horse expert, Dr. Robert Miller, DVM:
Your recent clinic overwhelmed me. Your ability to communicate your desires to the horses with no obvious signals, is extraordinary. You were able to get the horse's head to drop, look where you wanted it to, and to obtain movements in various directions in response to the vaguest of stimuli . . . .
"You are doing a great job. I call you the ’clinician’s clinician' " . . . Regards, Bob