Leslie Desmond, horsemanship coach
"My main goal is to teach others how to teach their students to develop a reliable partnership that is based on feel. We are not talking about mechanics when we are talking about feel. There is quite a bit to it. We are focusd on the horse's mind, and the intelligent ways he has of knowing what you want and doing what you want as any full and dedicated partner would if he or she could." Leslie knows this way and is available to help you learn it. Click to contact Leslie.
Would you like to learn how to release your horses to the desired maneuvers instead of forcing them? Can you depart at the gallop and ask for a one-stride stop without taking up the reins? If your approach to trailer loading, lead changes, the upwards and downward transitions is rough, this approach will get you off a plateau and moving ahead immediately. Does your horse need help getting back to a former state of happiness and safe behaviour after trauma from accidents, mishandling and bad training experiences? If the answer is yes, then a feel-based approach will make a difference. Leslie uses no flag, stick, whip or restraint devices to achieve submission. Why is this? . . . one could wonder. Submission cannot be the goal if partnership is...read more!