Leslie Desmond started colts for public use from fifth grade forward. They could be tied, easily offer their hooves, and they didn't buck. "That's as much as I had learned by 1965 from my neighbor who trained the ‘old way’". Her coaching and training work in Massachusetts and California eventually brought her to Bill Dorrance, cowboy and rancher from Salinas, California. She apprenticed with him from 1995 to 1999, and co-authored the classic training manual True Horsemanship Through Feel. feelofahorse.com; lesliedesmond.com; 602-228-7612.