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2018 Training and Coaching



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Is it time to start thinking about your training routines from your horse's point of view? 

If you think there is room for improvement in your connection to your horse,

you are most WELCOME to join in the FUN and the CHALLENGES that

LESLIE will share with her  STUDENTS and their HORSES in 2018. 



for course details, to get directions & REGISTER!




May 25 - 27, 2018  / CATTLE RANCH,

Granarolo dell Emilia, ITALY  



August 10 -12 / KaptensStallet, Knutby Gard, Sweden


August 16 - 19  /  Kalvefalls, Ydre, Sweden





Sept. 14 -16  / Triple C Ranch,  Ft. Lupton, CO


Sept. 22-23  /   Esh's Ranch, Nunn, Colorado


Sept. 26 -30  / Woodwind Farm, Hawkstone, Ontario, CANADA




Oct. 4 - 7  /  Jon and Ada Ensign / Esign Horsemanship Center / Belgrade, Montana


Oct. 10 / Venue To Be Announced, Missoula, MT


Oct. 11 - 14 /  Sleeping Willow Farm / Stephensville, Montana


Oct. 16 /  Venue To Be Announced, Missoula, MT




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E S M O N D   U T F I T T E R ' S   U M M E R 

 A L E   I S C O U N T S !!



  B L U E    B E L L 

L E A D S   &   L U N G E   L I N E S

Do you think you own a one-sided horse?

Do you own a horse that cannot take both leads well, or change leads smoothly?

Did someone tell you that your horse was born that way?

Curled to the left inside the mare, maybe?  For 11 months?

Consider re-balanceing the hooves and working with your

horse from both sides every day so YOU

can correct the imbalance in your horse that was caused . . .  by PEOPLE!

Right-handed owners, grooms, professionals, riders,

handlers and trainers are the ones responsible for

creating one-sided horses.

The horse who has difficulty executing turns and balanced maneuvers equally in both directions on the ground and undersaddle is more common, than not. 

In a case like this, there is a 100% chance that  -- only rarely, if ever -- is this animal saddled, bridled, mounted, dismounted, or lead from the right side.



Before capture and handling, Mustangs travel straight.

Unhandled Australian Brumbies and the wild ponies from

Chincoteague Island also travel straight.

Undomesticated Przewalski's horse the African wild assonager 

(including the Mongolian wild ass), Zebras and kiang . . . travel straight. 

A horse with well-balanced feet that is handled regularly on both sides 

can re-discover its natural alignment and correct balance

that is its birthright.   Simple enough! 

My students are learning how to provide their horses, and their students' horses, with the balance they require under saddle for a safe athletic and enjoyable experience. 

 For best results under saddle, learning how to operate at the END on a lead rope and lunge line in a balanced, respectful way. This must be clear to the horse and rider long before for the first ride! 

 Refinement is infinite.

It begins with the feet . . . and knows no end.

There is no need to punish, over-correct or frighten 

the one-sided horses that people create.  

Let's get them balanced, so we all can enjoy them!

Join us this spring and learn what you can do to prepare yourself

to re-balance your horse for a summer of safe rides,

successful competitions and greater enjoyment of each other!


Desmond's TIED RIGHT halters come in 5 sizes.

What colors? 

These come in many blends, patterns and solid colors!  


Blue Bell Lead Ropes 

12 ft. (4m), 18 ft. (6m), 20 ft. (7m) and 25 ft. (8m) lengths.

(Summer Sale Ends July 31th.)




Accurate hoof placement leads to body alignment, improved

neck and shoulder carriage, and overall flexibility

 under a saddle that fits! 


How do you increase the chances of helping your horse

to achieve accurate hoof placement?  


With Good Timing!

And what more?

Equipment that Fits, and Carries the FEEL of your INTENTIONS

down to the Horse's FEET!





Challenge, change and improve your horse experience with a


in combination with the uniquely effective feel of Leslie's


B L U E    B E L L 

L E A D S   &   L U N G E   L I N E S


(Prices include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!)


SM - Small ($30) 


AV -Quarter Horse ($40)


L-Warmblood Halter ($50)  


XL-Draft Halter ($55) 




12 ft. lead rope /  $25 


18 ft. lead rope  /  $38 


20 ft. lead rope /  $45 


25 ft. lead rope / $58 


For details about the equipment, and setting up a wholesale account with Desmond Outfitter,  please contact Todd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

L E S L I E ' S  

L E A R N I N G     L I B R A R Y 

If you like to read . . . 

 "True Horsemanship Through Feel"

by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond


This classic training manual is used as a colt-starting and horse training guide by many accomplished trainers, amateur owners and professional riders.

$84.00 (Price include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!)

This book is now out of print, and supplies are limited.



"Horse and Handling and Riding Through Feel" the 10-CD audio book by Leslie Desmond might bring you the new learning experience you are waiting for!

Join the growing number of serious students of horsemanship who are

Listening and Learning how to


Feel & Release Techniques Developed

by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond


 LISTEN to Leslie's original 10-CD audio book and bring your "Feel and Release" skills up a few notches! Advance your techniques and refine your feel as you listen. Yes, this is possible, as her students attest!


 "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel"contains 102 fact-brimming tracks and beautifully illustrated booklets that come with each of the 10 CDs.  

$104 (Price include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services)

Desmond Outfitter's online  SPRING SALE!


These learning tools were developed

by Leslie Desmond and Bill Dorrance

for dedicated students of the horse.

 SAVE $30.00 


 "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (Dorrance-Desmond)


Leslie's 10-CD Exclusive Audio Book

"Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel"

$139.00 (Price include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!)

Read more about these time-tested learning tools from Leslie Desmond and Diamond Lu Productions, LLC. at shop.lesliedesmond.com

The audio books can be downloaded, and there is also a 3-volume DVD set, "American Horsemanship for Young and Old" to help you understand and train your horse!

Retailers, please contact Laura at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bulk orders and case rates.


Safer Western Riding is now possible, thanks to fast-release Western Stirrups




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Finally!  Someone has made an attractive looking, practical and professional safety stirrup that guarantees you won't get dragged by your horse if you fall off and your foot is stuck in 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!  


 Riders . . .  check out the McCoys and their safety stirrups for men, women and children. For sport, recreation and show. Many styles and all sizes!


My goal os to help you learn how to ride well and havee a lot of fun doing it. Riding is indeed a risjy business, and falls are sometimes inevitable. You MUST protect yourself from an accidental dragging and posisble death or permanent injuriy that can result from it. 
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.
Enjoy rhe peace of mind that comes from knowing that if you get in a bad 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!



Leslie Desmond, friends of Leslie Desmond and their students who have all fallen clear of a horse thanks to breakaway stirrups from STI.





Dr. Robert Miller, DVM, praises Desmond's results with horses using Feel & Release

  From horse expert, Dr. Robert Miller, DVM:

"Dear Leslie,

      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