Everyone from dressage competitor to team roper to trail rider can find something of benefit when he opens the book to learn TRUE HORSEMANSHIP THROUGH FEEL. How fortunate for the industry that Leslie Desmond has documented the master's techniques." —Western Horseman Magazine
"[TRUE HORSEMANSHIP THROUGH FEEL] is pure Bill, full of stories and explanations [while he] gently presents the reader with this way of working with a horse. It is a gracious and generous gift of his experience of a lifetime." —Kathy Peth, Foundation Quarter Horse Journal
"If you take away everything that Bill is known for—his roping, the rawhide work, his horsemanship, all of it—what you find you have underneath is a really fine human being."
—Buck Brannaman, author of The Faraway Horses and Believe
"Bill Dorrance has a long lifetime's knowledge of horses and how they work, and his insights are unshakably his own, because he's lived them. For Leslie Desmond to have captured the style and substance of this remarkable man so faithfully, in such a beautifully produced book, seems hardly less than miraculous."
—William Steinkraus, Olympic Champion in Show Jumping (1968) and Chairman Emeritus, U.S. Equestrian Team
"Bill's straightforward and logical approach to horsemanship was unmatched. His methods were inspirational and enlightening . . . his encouragement to find a deeper level of insight into our horses and ourselves was, and still is, very refreshing. Bill and his ways will live on in this wonderful book."
—Randi Peters, Natural Horse Magazine
BILL DORRANCE (January 29, 1906 — July 20, 1999) was a legendary livestock rancher and master horseman from Salinas, California.
LESLIE DESMOND (April 19, 1954 — ) coaches horse trainers, competitors, and riding instructors in horsemanship through feel at venues around the world. She holds a degree in journalism (1976) from Boston University's School of Public Communication; she also works as an author and producer at Diamond Lu Productions.
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1 Paperback Book - 384 Pages
Pub Date 2007
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Item #: 591A