23September2018

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2018 - 2019 Training & Coaching Schedule

UP NEXT . . . . 

 

Limit 4 riders at each event.

Please contact clinic sponsors soon to reserve a spot for your horse. 

Auditors are welcome!

Children 16 and under are invited at no charge.

 

SEPTEMBER

September 20 - 23 / Esh Ranch, Nunn, Colorado

OCTOBER

October 12 / Fox Hill Farms, Pleasantville, NY

NOVEMBER 

November 30 - December 2 Anza, CA

 

 2019

SWEDEN

3 days of FUN wth your HORSES!

April 26 - 28, 2019 / Kushem Gard, Knivsta

May 3 - 5, 2019 / Mariesbergsgard, Kungalv

May 10 - 12, 2019 / Charlottenberg

May 17 - 19, 2019 / Syssleback

May 24 - 27, 2019 / Morko

May 31 - June 2, 2019 / Knutby

In four daily sessions with horses and riders, Leslie will introduce the concepts, techniques and terms involved in the "feel-based" communication that she learned from Master Horseman, Bill Dorrance, of Salinas, CA.

Whether you perfer to ride during your 90-minute private session, or want to bring a horse in order to improve your groundwork skills,

Leslie will first demonstrate and discuss the most suitable way for each "Horse & Rider team" to develop the lightness and refinement that is missing between them.

The approach taught and practised by Bill Dorrance can change your view of horses, and help you shape horse to become not only

SAFER to ride and to be around, but CALMER and HAPPIER!

 

 

 

  DID YOU KNOW THAT . . . 

Accurate hoof placement leads to body alignment, improved

neck and shoulder carriage, and overall flexibility

 under a saddle that fits! 

 

How do you increase the chances of helping your horse

to achieve accurate hoof placement?  

 

With Good equipment and good timing!

 

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DESMOND OUTFITTER is now OPEN! 

 

Challenge, change and improve your horse experience with a

TIED RIGHTTM  Halter

in combination with the uniquely effective feel of Leslie's

 

B L U E    B E L L 

L E A D S   &   L U N G E   L I N E S

 

(Prices include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!)

 

SM - Small ($37) 

 

AV -Quarter Horse ($48)

 

L-Warmblood Halter ($53)  

 

XL-Draft Halter ($58) 

 

 

  B L U E    B E L L 

L E A D S   &   L U N G E   L I N E S

(Prices include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!) 

 

12 ft. lead rope /  $39 

 

15 ft. lead rope /  $48 

 

18 ft. lead rope  /  $57 

 

20 ft. lead rope /  $63 

 

25 ft. lead rope / $78 

 

For details about the equipment, and setting up a wholesale account with Desmond Outfitter,  please contact Laura at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

L E S L I E ' S  

L E A R N I N G     L I B R A R Y 

If you like to read . . . 

 "True Horsemanship Through Feel"

by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond

 

This classic training manual is used as a colt-starting and horse training guide by many accomplished trainers, amateur owners and professional riders.

$84.00 (Price include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!)

This book is now out of print, and supplies are limited.

 

IF YOU LIKE TO LISTEN WHILE YOU DRIVE AND WORK AROUND THE RAC|NCH AND HOME....

"Horse and Handling and Riding Through Feel" the 10-CD audio book by Leslie Desmond 

might bring you the new learning experience you and your horse are waiting for!

Join the growing number of serious students of horsemanship who are

Listening and Learning how to

RECOGNIZE AND APPLY CORRECT and EFFECTIVE

Feel & Release Techniques Developed

by

Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond

 

 LISTEN to Leslie's original 10-CD audio book and bring your "Feel and Release" skills up a few notches!

Advance your techniques and refine your feel as you listen.

Yes, this is possible, as her students attest!

 

 "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel" contains 102 fact-brimming tracks and beautifully illustrated booklets that come with each of the 10 CDs.  

$104 (Price include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services)

Take advantage of 

Desmond Outfitter's Special for Fall 2018!

 

These learning tools were developed

by Leslie Desmond and Bill Dorrance

for dedicated students of the horse.

 SAVE $49.00 

 

 "True Horsemanship Through Feel", (Dorrance-Desmond)

plus

Leslie's 10-CD Exclusive Audio Book

"Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel"

$139.00 (Price include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!)

Read more about these time-tested learning tools from Leslie Desmond and Diamond Lu Productions, LLC. at shop.lesliedesmond.com

The audio books can be downloaded, and there is also a 3-volume DVD set, "American Horsemanship for Young and Old" to help you understand and train your horse!

Retailers, please contact Laura at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for bulk orders and case rates.

THANK YOU!

Safer Western Riding is now possible, thanks to fast-release Western Stirrups

YOU HAVE ONE HEAD! 

 www.breakawaystirrups.com

 

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Finally!  Someone has made an attractive looking, practical and professional safety stirrup that guarantees you won't get dragged by your horse if you fall off and your foot is stuck in 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!  

 

 Riders . . .  check out the McCoys and their safety stirrups for men, women and children. For sport, recreation and show. Many styles and all sizes!

 

My goal is to help you learn how to ride well and have a lot of fun doing it. Riding is indeed a risky business, and falls are sometimes inevitable.
You MUST protect yourself from an accidental dragging and possible death or permanent injury that can result from it. 
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that if you get in a bad 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!

 

Sincerely,

Leslie Desmond, friends of Leslie Desmond and their students who have all fallen clear of a horse thanks to breakaway stirrups from STI.

*****

 

 

 

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