• A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color

  • Tales of Training Through Communication and Trust - 2nd Edition, Revised & Updated
  • By: Mark Rashid
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (748 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Learn why your problem horse is not a lost cause with helpful tips from an internationally acclaimed trainer.

In A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color, Mark Rashid continues to share his talent for training horses through communication rather than force. Rashid uses humorous, feel-good stories to relate his techniques of teaching horses by examining their view of the world. This book is a must-have for compassionate horse trainers and owners. Tales of Arabs, appaloosas, and paints - mistrusted and mistreated because of their breed - will give listeners a new perspective on these breeds and others. This new edition features added introductory notes for each chapter that contribute to a better understanding of Rashid’s philosophy and methods.

©2011 Mark Rashid (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Open your mind and let this sink in.

Like the old man in this book, I offer my 2 cents. You can take the suggestion or not, it is here as an amazing opportunity.

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Fantastic Book!

As far as horse books go this is now one if my favourites. Not your typical "how-to", the story captures your heart and pulls you in. The teachings contained within the story will stick with me forever. A huge thank you to Mark Rashid for sharing with us.

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Stories keep you listening.

Really great information on horses told through stories. Lessons all horse enthusiasts can learn from.

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A true resource.

This title and all of Mark's work has changed my entire thought process when dealing with my horse. I always felt the current training methods lacked and never felt right. Mark has answered my call.

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An amazing story with a great lesson

This is an amazing story that mark has shared but it is not only a great story it is a great lesson there are so many gifts he's given to us in the story of how to work with horses but his amazing storing storytelling ability makes it engaging and not just a how to

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Very Moving

This book has entirely changed how I perceive Arabs and Appys. It's always about training! I laughed out loud, I related and I cried. It's such a good book. just like all of his other books.

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Nothing I did not know already

If you've taken the gamut of lessons or studied natural horsemanship, please pass this by. I can't say for certain I heard or learne anything new or original. It's the basis of horsemanship, but if you've been through that loop, save your money. I did like the storylines and delivery. All and all, it's good stuff, true to the heart of a humane approach to horses. If you are naive about this topic though, have at it.

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Old Man?! He’s your mentor. Have some respect.

I enjoyed the stories of his mentor’s expertise up until I couldn’t tolerate the authors arrogance anymore. I am appalled by the exhaustively repeated degrading term “The old man” that he uses throughout the book to refer to his mentor whom he claims to respect and whom he claims to have learned his horse savvy from. So completely obnoxious and condescending that I had to stop listening half way through.

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very insightful book on the horse's perspective

makes you think about your relationship with your horse and it will improve, just by your mere awareness you gained by reading this book.

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good book

liked the story format, book with a lot of good ideas for dealing with horses

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  • Cat
  • 12-09-20

Beautifully read

I really enjoyed this book. There is a story in every lesson. Would highly recommend.

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  • Miss
  • 07-22-15

Another fantastic book from Mark Rashid

If you could sum up A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, wise, warm

What other book might you compare A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color to, and why?

Horses Never Lie

What about Mike Chamberlain’s performance did you like?

The narrator's performance was OK, and I definitely prefer him to some of the other narrators of Mark Rashids books, but he was a tiny bit stilted. It didn't detract from enjoying the book, or the quality of the content, however a more skilled narrator could have made this one of those magical audiobooks that you feel empty when they're over.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes absolutely! I do with all Mark Rashid's books. I always finish them within a day or two, and then immediately want to run out and spend time with horses!

Any additional comments?

With this book in particular, you hear a lot of stories about the Old Man who started off MR's own journey with horses. The author mentions the Old Man a few times, but always briefly, in his previous books, but you know that if he ever went into detail about the Old Man it could potentially be something really special, and this book lives up to all that promise and more. A really special and personal book from MR, it can't fail to touch you as well as teach you. I'll be listening to it again and again.

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  • April Axton
  • 07-01-22

Brilliant

Every horse owner should listen to this amazing book, not always easy to listen to in places, hopefully over the years unkind methods will have changed. I only wish I’d had this sort of knowledge when I had my first horse.

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  • horse lover
  • 03-15-22

Another classic

Just brilliant, as with all Mark Rashid's books. Insightful, useful, practical, o
heartwarming and uplifting. A must read for all horsemen and women who want to understand their horses better, and understand human nature too!

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  • Kirsteen H
  • 11-14-21

Great Book

I enjoyed these chapter's .Mark is very god at putting action into words.Thank you so much Mark Rashid.x

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  • Emmylouhorses
  • 11-05-21

Amazing.

As brilliantly incited up and educational as his previous books. Mark Rashid’s stories fill me with confidence & assurance in dealing with my own horse.

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  • Mrs. Gerry McDougall
  • 10-14-21

simply wonderful

Loved every second and look forward to reading more from Mark Rashid. he inspires me to be better with my horse.

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  • rebecca fielding
  • 04-29-21

absolutely loved it ❤

Fantastic insight into horse training.
I train young horses and will look at the in a different light now.
Thank you for sharing your gift.

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  • Elenymick
  • 10-11-20

Inspiring

I honestly didn’t think Mark Rashid could better his first book, Considering the Horse. How wrong I was. Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. Enjoy it for yourself. 5*

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  • Julie Keys
  • 03-21-20

Good horse

How I would love to go to a clinic by Mark. Enjoyed this book and reconfirmed his excellent empathetic views of horse training and how it applies to people who also never have a bad colour when they are good. Going to listen to another Rashid now

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  • Lynn Turton
  • 07-22-17

Every horse owner needs this book

Just brilliant, instructive, passionate, funny and addictive-couldn't stop listening. What a fabulous human being Mark is.

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  • Jessica Connor
  • 07-08-18

The stories in this book are a true gift

I learn so much from Mark Rashid’s way with horses, and his way of writing about it. So does my horse! This is the 6th book of Mark’s that I’ve read and they all continue to be enriching in many ways. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-09-22

Beautiful read

If you love horses and are in the mindset of equality with our equine kind then this a wonderful insightful read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-22

For every horse owner

loved it, anyone who wants to learn how to train horses well with "humanity" needs to hear this .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-22

Fantastic book!

Thank you so much Walter and Mark for sharing your kindness and deep understanding of horses and horse training. Your ‘gift’ has certainly made a long life impression on me. Cheers

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-21

a good read for any horse lover,

any one who loves horses and wants to learn more will benefit from listening to this .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-26-21

A marvelous Gift!


Thank you Mark & Thank you Walter!
A Gift indeed!🐎❤️
I will try to keep you & Walter at the back of my mind every time I interact with my horses!

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  • Emma
  • 07-27-20

just beautiful

love love love anything by Mark Rashid and read by Mike Chamberlain.

the last chapter ❤️

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  • Mr Tony Sambell
  • 01-15-17

Touching

A very interesting way to share the knowledge of understanding horses. Full of sentiment and wisdom for anyone who truly wants to understand the nature of horses.