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Welcome to the Video Library, 

 

                   CHANNEL 1.       GETTING STARTED

 

CHANNEL 2.       THE FEEL OF A HORSE

  

CHANNEL 3.       GROUNDWORK

CHANNEL 4.       READING THE HORSE


CHANNEL  5.      RIDING THE HORSE

  • Preparing the Horse

  • Shaping the Horse 

CHANNEL  6.      KEEPING THE HORSE

 

  • A Closer Look at Locomotion (handling and use, conformation, condition, saddle fit) 

  • Hoof Care and Nutrition

  • Accommodations (pasture, open range, stall, paddock, etc.) 

CHANNEL 7.       TRANSPORTING THE HORSE

 

CHANNEL  8.      ESPAÑOL

 

CHANNEL 9.       ITALIANO
 

You can achieve the best comprehension and highest use from these videos, if you also listen to the selected tracks from Leslie’s 10-CD audio book, “Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel” that are accessible from the AUDIO BOOK tab on the main tool bar.

These short clips contain examples of groundwork and mounted exercises that demonstrate the use of feel-based training. You will see casual work sessions, portions of clinics and shorter snippets from private coaching sessions, and clips of Leslie training her students, apprentices, and their horses.

The main tool bar also has a section called YOUR VOICE that is designed to further your understanding of these videos by encouraging discussion.

This discussion forum is a generous but carefully moderated group where the open, polite sharing of ideas and opinions, experiences, and a range of interpretations of these videos is welcome.

Please use YOUR VOICE to share the unique thoughts and impressions that surface when you practice Feel and Release techniques with your horses. You are very welcome to ask as many questions as you wish, find out how other people view the same videos, and record whatever observations and opinions about the work that you feel helps your process and potentially that of others.

Also located under the YOUR VOICE tab, is a second option in the drop down menu called “Leslie Live”. This is where the recordings produced between August 2017 and September 2018 are maintained. More recordings from previous years will be added regularly to the archives, and new files will also be posted here as they are produced.

Taken together, the well-structured audio book tracks, the informal visit with "Leslie Live",  and the discussion forum make it easier to communicate with other people who appreciate the good that develops in a horse when it is trained with respect, and handled with care and attention to the details necessary to ensure the integrity and good balance of its sensitive mental setup.

Introduction - Leslie Desmond
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