The word “feel” is thrown around a lot when it comes to horses, but what is it exactly, and how do you develop this prized horsemanship quality? You start by following the advice of one of the founding fathers of natural horsemanship, Bill Dorrance, in the book True Horsemanship Through Feel.
Co-author Leslie Desmond was asked by Bill during the last years of his life to accept his guidance during a 4-year apprenticeship while she recorded his knowledge and experiences for posterity. Between 1995 and 1999 they trained horses together, put on demonstrations and held clinics around Monterey County, California.
Join us Wednesday, 10/10 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time with Leslie Desmond as we discuss this true classic in horse handling.
We invite you to ask Leslie your questions for her to answer during the webinar. Send us an email with your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have your copy of True Horsemanship Through Feel?
Expert horseman Bill Dorrance chose the name True Horsemanship Through Feel because feel is the language of horses. Learning that language can expand any horseman’s knowledge and abilities, whether they are learning to rope, ride or start horses.
In these pages, he urges us to reach toward a deeper level of insight into horses and ourselves, as he ladles out a wealth of helpful information. With hundreds of illustrations, True Horsemanship Through Feel takes you step-by-step through the basic struggles that have characterized horse-human relations for centuries.