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Leslie and a couple horses, in the Panoche.

We rode high on the east side of the that day, checking fence.

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SAVE THE DATE! December 20, 2016

Reserve Tickets for the demonstration at
 
 
Mario's Can Riu  
 
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
 
 
from
 
 
10:00 AM   to   16:00 PM
 
 
 
Students  / 10 Euros
 
Non-student pre-registration 20 Euros
 
 Walk-in Fee  / 25  Euros
 
 
Please  BRING  your LUNCH !!
 
 
(Water, Coffee and tea will be available on site.)
Children 16 and under are welcome at no charge at both events!
 
 
 
 
 
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and SHORT Videos on the following topics from Leslie  and her Students

 

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Reading the Horse

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Keeping the Horse

Transporting the Horse

 

 

 

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and there is more to come!

 

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Bill Dorrance Training Manual

"True Horsemanship Through Feel"

 

&

 

 

Desmond Outfitter's 

TIED RIGHT Halters with True Blue Leads and Lunge Lines

 

 

1-1 Online Coaching Payments

can be made by scrolling to the bottom of this page. 

 

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  TIED RIGHT Halter, plus a signed copy of "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (2nd. Ed.) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond $129.00

 

 

 

 

 

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3 signed copies of "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (2nd. Ed.) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond $175

Plus Domestic Shipping / actual price: $22

 

Plus Shipping to Canada / actual price:  $49

 

Plus International Shipping (UK-EU) / actual price: $72

 

 

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

 

 

DELUXE EDITION -- 21 copies left outof 350 printed

 

"True Horsemanship Through Feel"

by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond

 

Signed by Bill Dorrance, Buck Brannaman, Leslie Desmond

and William Matthews, the cover artist.

 

$250 per copy / includes shipping and tracking.

 

Wholesale Case Rate  $520 

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SAVE $49.00 

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

&

Leslie's 10-CD Exclusive Audio Book

"Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel"

 

$153.00 Includes Domestic Shipping (Actual Fee)

 

$185.00 Includes Shipping to Canada (Actual Price)

 

$208.00 Includes International Shipping (Actual Price)

 

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

 

Weanling - ($27)  includes shipping and tracking in USA

 

Yearling  ($32) includes shipping and tracking in USA

 

SM - Small ($37)  includes shipping and tracking in USA

 

AV - Medium Quarter Horse ($48) includes shipping and tracking in USA

 

L-Warmblood Halter ($53)  includes shipping and tracking in USA

 

XL-Draft Halter ($58) includes shipping and tracking in USA

 

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Beach ride with my horses and students, in Point Reyes, California.

 

 

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(These ropes can, and should be washed as needed. Hang to dry in fresh air or OK in your machines at home. Popper is not damaged by this.)

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

 

12 ft. lead rope /  $39 includes shipping and tracking

 

15 ft. lead rope /  $48 includes shipping and tracking

 

18 ft. lead rope  /  $57 includes shipping and tracking

 

20 ft. lead rope /  $63 includes shipping and tracking

 

25 ft. lead rope / $78  includes shipping and tracking

 

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. 

 

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If you like to read . . . 

 

L E S L I E ' S  

L E A R N I N G     L I B R A R Y 

 

 "True Horsemanship Through Feel"

by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond

 

This stand-alone, classic training manual is used as a colt-starting and

horse training guide by trainers, amateur owners,

professional riders and equestrian colleges.

 

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$80.00 (Price include U.S. Domestic PACK-SHIP-TRACK services!) Signed by Leslie.

 

$92.00 (Price include Canadian PACK-SHIP-TRACK services / Actual Price.) Signed by Leslie.

 

$135.00 (Price includes EU-UK PACK-SHIP-TRACK / Actual Price) Signed by Leslie.

 

 

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"Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel"

contains 102 fact-brimming tracks and beautifully illustrated booklets

that come with each of the 10 CDs.     

 

$89 (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.

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 2019

 

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 © 2002 Diamond Lu Collection

 

Leslie and a couple horses, in the Panoche. 

We rode high on the east side of the that day, checking fence.

 

 

U P   N E X T   .  .   .   .   in  S W E D E N !

 

3 days of FUN wth your HORSES!

 

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

2 demonstration horse spaces and  4 rider positions are available

Children 16 and under are invited at no charge. Auditors are welcome!

 

TO BE RE-SCHEDULED / Kushem Gard, Knivsta

 

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© 1969 Diamond Lu Collection

 "Bubble Over" at the Kirkwood, Missouri Horse Show in 1969. Leslie up.

 

 TO BE RE-SCHEDULED / Morko

 

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© 1997 Particia Weedman / Diamond Lu Collection

 

Leslie and Bill Dorrance talking things over at the 1997 Pebble Beach event.

Bill told her: "Before our ideas go into print, I think a fella

ought to do some testing on the theories." 

 

 SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2019 / Knutby

 

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© 1992 Diamond Lu Collection

School of Horsemanship, in Novato, CA

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20 - 22, 2019 / Syssleback

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Heading for a river crossing in Norrland, Sweden.  Leslie on Vamonos, in 2005.

 

 

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© 1997 Diamond Lu Collection

Leslie and her mares in the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming.

 

 

 SEPTEMBER 27 - 29, 2019 / Charlottenberg 

 

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© 2001 Diamond Lu Collection

Leslie and her mares in Tucson, Arizona.

 

 

TO BE RE-SCHEDULED / Mariesbergsgard, Kungalv

 

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!

 

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  © 1994 Leslie Desmond / Diamond Lu Collection
 
 
And the Good News is . . . 
 

Accurate hoof placement leads to body alignment, improved

neck and shoulder carriage, and flexibility under a saddle that fits! 

 

How do you increase the chances of helping your horse

to achieve accurate hoof placement?  

 

With good timing and effective coaching.

Both make a big difference.

 

 

1 - 1  Coaching ONLINE with Leslie Desmond

 

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One Hour Online Coaching   $90

 

2hrs. Online Coaching  $180

 

4 hrs. Online Coaching  $360

 

Single Term Online Coaching (8 hrs.)  $720

 

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Tied Right Halters and Leads that Carry a lot of Feel to your HORSE!

Ropes that actually carry your feel to their feet....

When used correctly, Leslie's Lead Ropes and

 

TIED RIGHTTM   HALTERS 

 

When thuis equipment is used with a feel and release technique your

horses can develop dependable balance in groundwork.

This leads to improved timing and accuracy in hoof placement,

body alignment, neck and shoulder carriage,

overall flexibility under saddle. 

 

Leslie's right-tied halters help to promote balance by giving the owner/handler another great reason to work from the right side more often! Order a TIED RIGHT halter today and start the important job of re-positioning yourself and your horse for the safe and elegant rides you both deserve to -- and CAN -- soon enjoy together!

Yearling ($30)

 

AR - Arab ($35)

 

AV -Quarter Horse ($45)

 

L-Warmblood ($50)

 

 

 XL-Draft ($55).

 

 

 

 

Leslie''s ropes carry an impressive amount of feel and accuracy within heir fibers; they truly DO convey the lightest feel and can bring the slightest change of signal to your horse. They can be repeatedly cleaned in the washing machine and dried in a hot drier dozens and dozens of times with no ill-effect.

What don't they do?

Shrink, swell up, stiffen, fray, twist, dry out, resist coiling and rot.

Ask for them in 12 ft., 15 ft., 18 ft., 20 ft., and 25 ft. lengths. If you don't see the size you need, Leslie will cut you a custom length of rope to fit your needs.

Price: $3 a foot includes shipping and handling in the USA.  

Until December 31, 2016, satisfied custmers from the Americas, Europe, and Canada automatically receive a 20% rebate on their orders, before shipping costs are added.  If you have questions, please write or call: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LESLIE'S LEARNING LIBRARY

 

If you like to read . . . 

The classic training manual, "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (1999) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond, and autographerd by Leslie can be purchased here.

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

Compare with dealers on Ebay and Amazon with prices for used and new paperbacks selling for up to $500 and more.

Or, Listen and Learn while to drive and do chores!

Learn more about the FEEL and RELEASE approach to horse handling and riding Leslie's 10-CD audio book: "Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel".

This set contains 102 fact-brimming tracks and beautifully illustrated booklets that come with each of the 10 CDs. $89

Purchase an audio book, and save 30% on "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (1999) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond. Both for $139, shipping included. Offer ends May 31, 2016.

At shop.lesliedesmond.com you can find books, audio books and

dowbloadable DVDs to help you understand and train your horse!

 

 

For wholesale accounts,

contact Laura at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THANK YOU!