05July2015

Leslie's Latest NEWS

New Dates for Private Coaching, Demonstrations and Fundraisers

2015 - 2017 Private and Public Learning Opportunities in USA, Norway (June), Sweden (July), Ireland (August) and Spain (December).

June 6 - 21, 2015 / Leslie Desmond Apprenticeship Course Korumdalen / Rakkestad, NORWAY-full

July 10 - 14, 2015 / Private Coaching / Kalvfalls Ranch / Österbymo, SWEDEN (4 Riders)

August 11 - 12, 2015 / 2-days private coaching and demonstrations at Four Oaks Natural Horsemanship Center Castlerickard / Longwood, Meath, Ireland (6 Riders)

August 13, 2015 / Understanding the Hoofcare, bio-mechanics and soundness connection! Four Oaks Natural Horsemanship Center Castlerickard / Longwood, Meath, Ireland (Accepting 3 horses)

August 15 - 16, 2015 Weekend Training Course with Leslie Desmond / Spruce Lodge Equestrian Training Facility, Ballyrogan Stud, Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland (6 Riders)

September 19 - October 4, 2015 / Leslie Desmond Apprenticeship Course Shawna Dahl Quarter Horses and Riding Club Mariposa, CA (2 positions open)

October 17 - November 1, 2015 / Wild Horse Starting School at Douglas Ranch / Paicines, CA (5 positions available -- try not to miss this extraordinary chance to learn how to gentle a truly wild horse!)

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 (2 positions open)

 

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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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.

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To purchase her book, True Horsemanship Through Feel, (1999) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond, and her

10-CD Audio book, Leslie Desmond's Horse Handling and Riding through Feel,

go to shop.lesliedesmond.com  

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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