08August2022

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DESMOND OUTFITTER FALL SALE BEGINS TODAY!

 

 

Desmond Outfitter Gear and Book Sale

 

October 1 - 31

 

OCTOBER SAVINGS FOR HORSE LOVERS . . . 

who want to ride with a better feel!

 

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  TIED RIGHT Halter, plus a signed copy of "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (2nd. Ed.) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond $92.00

 

Share your discoveries about feel & release with a student, or a friend!

Buy one signed copy, and get two signed copies at half price!

This book is out of print and supply is limited.

 

3 signed copies of "True Horsemanship Through Feel" (2nd. Ed.) by Bill Dorrance and Leslie Desmond $150 Plus Domestic Shippingand Handling ($22)

 

Wholesale Case Rate  $520

 

 

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 Plus Domestic Shipping &Handling. 

 

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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!)

 

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

 

 

  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 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. 

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 RANCH 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)

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.

 

UP NEXT . . . . in SWEDEN!

 

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.

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!

THANK YOU!

Coaching Schedule, Discount on Books and New Horse Gear! (2)

Calendar for 2016

 

February 15 - 25  (Pvt.) Woodside, CA and NorCal.

February 26 - March 22  (Pvt.) OREGON

March 25 - 30  (Pvt. Western MA / Upstate New York)

April 2 - 17   (Apprenticeship Session) Panoche Valley, CA

April 29 May 10  (Pvt.) Dahlonega, GA

May 25 -  June 8  (Pvt.) Woodside, CA

June 24 - 26 Mountain Lane Farm, 11 Stone Lane, Temple, NH  / DEMO and Lessons

July 27- August 3 (Pvt.) Woodside, CA 

August 24 -  September 1 (Pvt.) Woodside, CA

September 7 -13  (Pvt.) Decorah, Iowa 

September 15 - 22  (Pvt.) Wadena, Iowa  

October 2 - 16  (Apprenticeship Session) Wadena, Iowa

December -- Coaching, Training and Fundraising /  Ireland, Spain.

 

Do you have a question about your horse's hoof care? Soundness and bio-mechanics? Leslie can help, or tell you where to find the right help if the situation calls for different skills. 

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 From DESMOND OUTFITTER . . . . 

TIED RIGHTTM   HALTERS

 

When used correctly, TIED RIGHTTM   HALTERS and Lead Ropes

for true leaders develops dependable balance in groundwork.

This leads to improved accuracy, flexibility and better

timing under saddle. Dont't wait any longer!

Leslie's right-tied halters come in a wide variety of colors, and 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!

Sizes: Yearling ($30), AM-Arab ($35), AV-Quarter Horse ($45), L-Warmblood ($55)  and XL-Draft ($60).

 

Leslie's ropes are TERRIFIC!

They convey the lightest feel and can bring the lightest 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.  

Write to the email below for recommendations about this equipment from satisfied customers near you.

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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. $75 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 more information to help you understand and train your horse!

For bulk orders, contact Laura soon at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

True Horsemanship Through Feel (16 to a case - 33.5 lbs. per case)  17 cases left as of 02/21/2016)

Horse Handling and Riding Through Feel (14 to a case - 36.5 lbs. per case)   

THANK YOU!

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!
 
 
 
 
 

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!