Mark Rashid

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SITTING THE TROT

In this Hi-Definition documentary style DVD, Horsemanship Clinician and author Mark Rashid and his wife Crissi McDonald take the viewer through easy to understand steps on learning how to comfortably and effectively sit the trot. Included are not only clear instructions and demonstrations but also clips from Mark’s clinics in which he works with students on sitting the trot. 

Additional subjects covered include: rider intent and balance, the similarity of size and movement between horse and rider, the line of motion in a rider’s body that the horse’s movement generates and troubleshooting.

Running time: One hour, six minutes (May 2010)
$39.00

GROUNDWORK - VOLUME I TROUBLESHOOTING   

In this, the first in a series of groundwork DVDs by Mark, he works in the round pen with two horses that were deemed “hard-to-catch” by their owners. Mark brings a low key, low stress style of round pen work to each horse and quickly helps them understand the idea of being caught. He also shows ways to graduate from the round pen to a large open area when working with a hard to catch horse. 

In addition, Mark troubleshoots the reasons for both horses’ lack of willingness to want to allow humans to approach and catch them, while at the same time addressing issues such as working with the “one sided horse” and picking up the feet of a horse who is hard to trim and shoe. 

Running time: one hour, fifteen minutes  (Nov 2007)
$49.00

UNDERSTANDING FOOT-FALL and INFLUENCING MOVEMENT

Mark has spent most of his adult life studying equine and human biomechanics, physiology, psychology and movement and has put those studies to practical use in his work with horses and riders.
In this DVD, Mark helps viewers understand their horse's footfall and cadence by showing them how to determine when each individual foot is moving and where it is going. He then goes on to show how to use this movement to the rider's advantage during training and riding. Mark also covers a number of issues that can interfere with the movement of the feet and how to avoid interfering with the horse's movement.

Running time: One hour, thirty minutes (Feb 2005)
$49.00

GROUND DRIVING 101

In this DVD, Mark takes viewers through the steps he uses when introducing horses - whether the young untrained horse or the older more experienced horse - to the art of ground driving. Covered in this DVD are ways to help desensitize a horse to driving lines, ideas on how to help the handler become more competent when using driving lines, starting a horse on the basics of longeing, and continuing on to more advanced longeing. He then goes on to demonstrate ground driving (including turning, stopping and backing) in both a halter and bridle. Also included in this DVD is a bonus section on how to braid your own driving lines!

Running time: One hour, thirty minutes  (Dec 2005) 
$49.00

SONG OF THE PRAIRIE Many people in the horse world are familiar with Mark Rashid as an internationally-known clinician, horse trainer and author of four books. However, this project shows another side of Mark. For almost as long as he has been working with horses and cattle (over 40 years), he has also been a professional musician and singer/songwriter. In fact, over the years, Mark has either played with or opened for recording artists such at Michael Martin Murphy, Larry Groce (of the NPR radio program Mountain Stage), The Marshal Tucker Band, the Dixie Dregs, and Pure Prairie League, just to name a few. In this, his first solo CD, Mark has put together a collection of songs that tell the very special story of a Colorado Ranch between the years 1858 and 1930. Mark wrote all of the songs on the CD (with the exception of two) and plays acoustic guitars, resonator guitar, guitar synthesizer, banjo, piano and keyboards as well as the vocals.   $15.00