Mark Rashid (pronounced RASH-id) is an internationally acclaimed horse trainer, known for his ability to understand the horse's point of view and solve difficult problems with communication rather than force. He began working with horses at the age of ten, when he met the ‘old man', who taught him to work with horses not against them, and to listen to what the horse is trying to say. Mark's clinics centre on ‘one-on-one' work with horse and rider and are immensely popular with people around the world.

When Mark decided to study the martial art of Aikido as a way to improve his horsemanship he brought the same quiet determination to it that he exhibits in his work with horses. After years of practice, he has earned a second degree black belt in Yoshinkan Aikidoand now teaches the ‘way of harmony' in the local dojo.

Mark has worked full-time on ranches for many years gathering herds, managing stock, and training horses. When time permits he still enjoys working on ranches near his home in Estes Park, Colorado.

Mark has been a guest on many TV shows and is the author of several books, including his latest, a novel, Out of the Wild. He also has a solo music CD "Song of the Prairie" and enjoys singing and playing guitar with a local band The Elktones.

Hilton Herbs is pleased and proud to be associated with a horse trainer of Mark's calibre and we are looking forward to supporting him and his wife, Crissi, in recommending products that they can use with their horses and those of their clients.