Mark Rashid – waiting list now only Summer 2014

By , January 21, 2014 6:18 pm


A waiting list is now in place for all riding & speccy places at Mark’s first Irish clinic. We do apologise but this is due to space constraints at our lovely arena :)

If you wish to put your name on the waiting list, please email chocolatelabhelp AT


An Irish horse takes over the world with the help of

By , January 8, 2014 1:21 am

horse training bestseller

Just checked on and realised that the two books I wrote about Ozzie, are now #1 and #2 in horse training on That’s pretty good going for an Irish Connemara from Tipperary!

We’re both looking forward to summer 2014, lots of opportunities to learn more & improve. Happy new year!

Mark Rashid Horseman Aikido Clinic Notes, Dec 2013 – AWESOME!!

By , December 24, 2013 12:37 pm

Thanks for your interest in reading my notes from Mark Rashid’s AWESOME (yes, seriously) “Aikido for Horsemanship” clinic last weekend in the UK. I absolutely adored it and learned a TON I’m now putting into practise with my horse.

If you are interested in reading my notes, I want to ask you 2 small favors.


1) In Ireland we have a serious problem with abandoned horses and the IHWT do amazing work to help as many equines as they can.

Before you read my notes, please donate even just 1 euro (or whatever the value of these notes are to you) to the IHWT online here:

2) Please share this post with as many people as possible to raise as much money as we can. Continue reading 'Mark Rashid Horseman Aikido Clinic Notes, Dec 2013 — AWESOME!!'»

“There’s plenty of connection, but no results.” Martin Black

By , December 24, 2013 12:36 pm

This was a 4 day clinic, with 12 horses in the morning, and 12 more horses (a little more advanced in the afternoons). I loved Martins content & style of teaching and got some really useful stuff out of this to practise as home. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


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“Do not tip toe around your horse” – Mark Rashid

By , December 24, 2013 12:32 pm


I learned a TON at this clinic. Time to grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and get into some really ‘does what it says on the tin’ horsemanship. Continue reading '“Do not tip toe around your horse” — Mark Rashid'»

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! NOT. A Legacy of Legends.

By , December 24, 2013 12:24 pm

What I saw in Vegas blew my mind, there were so many superb world class horsemen & women. The stand out moment for me was Wade Black riding a young horse for the 1st and second time. I have never seen such beautiful, sympathetic, supportive riding in my life.

Buck, on doing groundwork with a horsemanship flag and the difference between using the flag to get the horse used to the sensation and using it to ask him to move out:

“The deal is, if your leading hand is offering for him to go, well then, that’s when that flag ought to have that kind of meaning. If your leading hand is in neutral,… then he ought to understand how to separate that out and realize that you’re just kind of waving that flag around.” A Legacy of Legends Continue reading 'What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! NOT. A Legacy of Legends.'»

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