07February2016

Leslie's Latest NEWS

Coaching, Training and Consultation

Calendar for 2016

 

February 15 - 22  (Pvt.) California

March -- Coaching, training and consultation /New England. 

April 2 - 17   (Apprenticeship Session) Douglas Ranch, Paicines, CA

April 25 - May 10  (Pvt.) GA, NC, VA

May 15 - 31   (Pvt.) San Paulo, Brazil 

June -- Coaching, training and consultation  / Germany, Sweden. Please book early!

July/ August -- Coaching, training and consultation / New England. Please book early!

September 7 - 13   (Pvt.) Decorah, Iowa 

September 15 - 22  (Pvt.) Wadena, Iowa  

October 2 - 16  (Apprenticeship Session) Wadena, Iowa

November  -- Coaching, Training and Consultation /  New England.

December -- Coaching, Training and Fundraising /  Ireland and Spain.

Do you have a question about your horse's hoof care? Soundness and bio-mechanics? Leslie can help, or tell you where to find the right help if the situation calls for different skills. 

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TIED RIGHT!

Halters and Leads that promote balance for improved accuracy,

flexibility and better timing in groundwork.

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 ($30), Small ($35), Average ($45), Large ($55)  and Draft ($60).

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.  Write to the email below for recommendations about this equipment from satisfied customers near you.

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LESLIE'S LEARNING LIBRARY

 

If you like to read . . . 

The classic training manual, "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (1999) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond, and autographerd by Leslie can be purchased here.

This book is now permanently out of print, and supplies are limited. $75 Compare with dealers on Ebay and Amazon.

Or, Listen!

Treat yourself while you drive and do chores around the house or barn!! Learn more about the FEEL and RELEASE approach to horse handling and riding Leslie's 10-CD audio book: "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel". This set contains 102 fact-brimming tracks and beautifully illustrated booklets that come with each of the 10 CDs. $89

When you purchase "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel" by Leslie Desmond and "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (1999) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond for only $139 while supplies last.

Find these learning tools and more at shop.lesliedesmond.com  

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True Horsemanship Through Feel (16 to a case) 33.5 lbs  21 cases left as of 11/28/2015)

Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel (14 to a case) 36.5 lbs   

THANK YOU!

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

 

You have one head, and you are worth it! 

 

 www.breakawaystirrups.com 

 

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.

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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!

Sincerely,

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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YOU HAVE ONE HEAD! 

 

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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