Audio, Video & Book Collection

Frank's comprehensive library of books, videos and audio tapes addresses all aspects of training horses and resolving problems.

Discover The Horse You Never Knew!
Frank’s Foundation Video. . . The Place To Start!

75 minute DVD format

This important work is changing the lives of horsemen and seasoned trainers worldwide. Frank Bell’s 7-Step Safety System quickly takes the mystery out of natural horsemanship while dramatically raising horse and rider confidence and safety.

Horses are unpredictable by nature. Using this step-by-step set of exercises a solid footing is built under both the horse and the rider. Issues are addressed, not ignored. The horse’s feet and brain connect as directorship and respect are established. When the horse is ready he’ll invite the ride. If not, the rider will either address and fix the issue or not ride the horse. This is about safety first.

Endless circles in the round pen and lunging come to an abrupt end. Years of tests and confusing levels are eliminated as riders take control of the situation immediately and learn this remarkable system.

The additional training videos in the Dances With Horses Video Library are based on knowledge of this Discover piece. A solid understanding of this work will prepare every horse for addressing a multitude of issues.

Whatever equine discipline you choose will be greatly enhanced when you understand the theory, techniques, and timing behind Frank Bell’s 7-Step Safety System!

Get there now. . .   with Frank Bell!

What they are saying...

"Gentle solutions for problems or techniques to start a young horse - Frank Bell has the answer. Best of all, he has an amazing way of sharing what he knows with his clinic participants."
~ Cathie Dayton, Writer and Horsewoman


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NEW! The Horses That Touched My Heart
Stories about his life with horses by Frank Bell

As a child, a twist of fate blessed Frank Bell with the gift to befriend even the fiercest canines. As an adult, that fate (and gift) again nudged Frank, this time in the direction of the equine. From that moment forward, Frank Bell never looked back as his career in the horse world exploded. Frank quickly became one of the premier respected masters in the most significant revolution in horse handling techniques to come along for hundreds of years.

Over thousands of miles and more than twenty years, Frank Bell has brought his Gentle Solution Revolution to horses and owners around the world. Travel with Frank on his poignant journey as he brings you the stories of The Horses That Touched My Heart.

"Come with me as I interact with dozens of interesting horses- one very fast polo horse named Moonstruck that carried Prince Charles. Another, The Stall Climber . . . trying to do the impossible. You’ll laugh and cry as I discover Owyhee has eaten my entire garden early one morning in Idaho. You’ll ride with me through the mystical red rocks of Colorado as Magnifico takes me for our final ride before he returns to the track. You’ll feel a tug in your heart as Ambella is reincarnated in the rolling hills of Wyoming on the Fort Washakie Northern Arapaho Indian Reservation. And my final ride into Yellowstone on my beloved Lakota Breeze. . . join me."

Read the excerpts here: http://horsewhisperer.com/franksarticles.htm

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Gentle Solutions - Frank Bell's Seven Steps To A Safer Horse
The Complete Guide to Frank Bell’s Acclaimed 7-Step Safety System!

162 page book- forward written by Accredited Instructor Bob Claymier

Frank Bell’s Gentle Solutions techniques have evolved over the past two decades into some of the most effective, yet easy-to-use methods for natural horsemanship training. This step-by-step book provides the first definitive guide for mastering this highly acclaimed training system.

"I have been honing and teaching this system to thousands of students, trainers, teachers, veterinarians and farriers throughout the world for years now. I call this program my 7-Step Safety System (7-SSS). It is the foundation for everything I do with horses, all horses, whether I ride them or not. When these seven sequential steps are used properly, the rider has a completely new and in-depth relationship with their horse. Furthermore, it builds a relationship based on mutual confidence, trust and deeper understanding. If this seven-step level is not attained, it is not time to ride the horse, or it may be time to reach for outside help. What we are talking about here is: safety. In my opinion, safety is the only thing that really matters when dealing with horses. Without safety as your primary focus, the experience for you and the horse cannot possibly be all that it can be: incredible. Best of all, anyone can learn this system."
 

What they are saying...

“Frank Bell’s genius is in assembling these exercises in an order that makes perfect sense to the horse and rider.”
~ Rick Lamb, The Horse Show


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The Gentle Solution Audio CD
Seven Steps to the Horse You've Always Wanted

90 minute audio CD, With Horse Radio Show Host Rick Lamb

Frank explains his system and his remarkable journey that started at age six - in his own words.  Perfect company in the car or with you while working with your horse. This is a great place to start learning Frank's safe and simple program.  Highly entertaining and informative.

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Communication in the Saddle
We are constantly training our horses. Good and bad. Our hands, legs, body, and mind all send signals to horses.

45 minute DVD

Clear, concise communication begins in the mind, and then moves through the rider’s body. Using Frank Bell’s natural horsemanship approach, learn how to tell the horse exactly what you want and don’t want.

Learn how to control your horse using only leg and seat pressure. Riding with life, V-thinking, the black and white zones that communicate right from wrong, total focus, half passing and side passing, soft feel, proper backing, mounting from a block or the fence, and transitions are all clearly demonstrated and explained.

Problems including jigging, prancing, rearing, balking, shying, and spooking are all addressed in this video. Learn to do less to get more. Strive for perfect harmony. Move toward a partnership based on a solid foundation that only gets better and better with every ride. Frank Bell’s Gentle Solutions natural horsemanship approach makes perfect sense to the horse and the trainer. Filmed in the beautiful red rocks in Colorado’s front range, this work is applicable to all disciplines.

What they are saying...

"After 3 years of dressage training, I discovered that I had somehow jumped over the most basic information necessary for calm, controlled riding. Frank Bell's video, 'Communication In The Saddle' provided this missing information and has dramatically improved my riding and my relationship with my horse."
~ Robert Gross, Truro, MA

"This video helped me understand how important my whole body is in communicating my wishes to the horse. I now ride with my mind and follow with my body. It's fabulous."
~ Dee Boucher, Carlsbad, CA


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Spooking and Shying
Frank Bell addresses one of the most dangerous aspects of riding horses in this video.

45 minute DVD

Horses that spook and shy are truly dangerous. Not only is it impossible for the horse trainer to relax and enjoy the ride, but the rider’s lack of confidence will flow right through to the horse. It is then a time-bomb ready to explode with both parties on edge the whole time. But there is very good news!

A huge percentage of the explosions can be avoided by using Frank Bell’s revolutionary natural horsemanship training techniques demonstrated in this innovative horse training video. Most importantly, many of these issues can be and should be confronted on the ground first where both parties feel safe. Only when the horse can calmly accept a highly imaginative variety of challenging stimuli on the ground is it time to begin the same process in the saddle.

An extremely sensitive five year old ex-race horse Arabian gelding makes a great project for Frank’s Gentle Solutions approach as he introduces him to the difficulties of the world. Watch as this horse develops heightened levels of confidence and trust in him and in his trainer. This work may very well change your rapport with all horses as your own confidence zooms sky-high. This 45 minute piece is filmed in one of Colorado’s most breathtaking settings.

What they are saying...

"My 10-year-old Quarter mare could not pass a mailbox or other common items in everyday life, without making sudden sideway moves. Occasionally, these 'spooks' were often severe enough to dump me on the ground. After using the procedures from Frank's video, Spooking & Shying, I have a new horse. She now travels through spooky country with great confidence. My confidence has exploded using these techniques!"
~ Jean Hennen, Paonia, Colorado


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Trailer Loading
Every horse can load easily and willingly when you know Frank's simple and loving techniques!

58-minute DVD

Five horses, four trailers, and four seasons set the stage to learn Frank Bell’s Gentle Solutions natural horsemanship approach to loading horses successfully and without incident. Trailer loading is a necessary part of horse training, ownership, and enjoyment. It can be a big event or a non-event. Horses can react like dogs and just fly into the trailer ready to "go for a ride."

The opposite end of the scale is the stress that both the horse and trainer can suffer when the time comes to deal with getting the horse into the "evil" trailer. This is an opportunity to learn how to do it right and actually enjoy the process while heightening horse/trainer confidence.

"Most horses that load happily are well-adjusted, confident riding horses," says Frank Bell. "When I work with any horse that has loading problems, it’s the first thing we deal with. When they can go in happily and have their breakfast, the rest is relatively easy." 

A variety of horses, trailers, and weather conditions are used to demonstrate Frank’s Gentle Solutions approach to helping horses accept trailers as part of life and basic horse training. Learn how to help your horse want to be in the trailer and look forward to the next adventure. Proper tying, securing the butt bar and door, backing out, driving, safety tips, and more are covered in this excellent work filmed throughout the U.S.A.

What they are saying...

"I took two young horses to a 3-day Gentle Solutions Natural Horsemanship clinic given by Frank Bell and was riding them with a nothing more than a rope halter by the time the clinic was over. Pull back and trailer loading aren't problems anymore! Frank is an outstanding teacher - I'm amazed at what the horses and I learned in 3 days!"
~ Cathie Dayton, Writer and Horsewoman

"When you think about what we are asking of horses, to get into these little boxes with wheels, it's a wonder that any horse ever loads into a trailer. Watching Frank's video, 'Trailer Loading' enabled me to load our 7-year-old quarter mare for the very first time like a snap."
~ Bill Parks, Ballwin, MD

"My horse had been involved in a very bad collision, and it appeared impossible to ever get him into a trailer again. Using Frank Bell's methods, as shown in his video, had us loading and unloading Gypsy in less than an hour."
~ Barb Henry, Woodside, CA


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Solving 7 Common Horse Problems
You'll be surprised to see how easily some of the most persistent horse training problems can be solved when using Frank's gentle approach.

60 minute DVD

Catching the difficult horse, pull-back (when tied), ears and clippers, proper foot handling, proper bitting, hard to bit, and barn sour/herd bound horses make this award winning piece a " must have" for every aspiring horse trainer.

Frank Bell’s natural horsemanship Gentle Solutions approach helps horses through these  variety of issues that plague so many horse trainers. The phrases he often uses are applied in front of your very eyes:

  • 3 T’s -Theory, Techniques, and Timing - critical to effective natural horsemanship communication.
  • Friends first. Always.
  • Give the horse the best deal to start.
  • If your intent is right, it’s not a fight.
  • Make the wrong thing difficult, the right thing easy.
  • The black and white zones.
  • The "king of concepts" - V-thinking.

Once these concepts are well digested, it all gets easier because the horse trainer now understands the theory, the technique, and timing critical to success. A full understanding of this work will change the way you relate to horses . . . forever.

Filmed in the hill country of central Florida and the beautiful Madison River Valley of Montana, don’t miss this work.

This horse training video addresses all of the problems which keep your relationship with your horse from being all that it can be. Things like...  
  • Catching the difficult horse
  • The horse that pulls back when tied
  • Hard to bit horses
  • Barn-sour horses
  • Herd-bound horses
  • Clipping ears and mane
  • Proper foot handling

What they are saying...

"I've never seen Frank confront a horse problem he couldn't solve. And this video shows many of his best techniques for dealing with those vexing little problems that keep us from having a 'good horse day.'"
~ Suzanne Martin, Houston, Texas

"Horses are often testing the boundaries with us...looking to see what they can and cannot do at any moment. This video deals with those thorny little problems and provides us with the tools to solve new — as yet unencountered problems — just as Frank would do. This award-winning video should be in every horse person's video library."
~ Jessy Sidwell, Gunnison, CO


Solving 7 Common Horse Problems
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Belly Rope For Pull-Back Horses
Note: This item is only sold with the "Solving 7 Common Horse Problems" video above.

Poly rope is set up to address this very dangerous problem.

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Mounting the Difficult Horse & Problem Foot Handling
Tired of horses walking off when mounting?

55 minute DVD

Training horses to stand perfectly still when mounting and dismounting is critical to the success of each and every ride. Far too often horses are down the trail before the rider finds the stirrup on the off side. Not only is this very dangerous, but instills disrespect for the rider. There is a straightforward approach to training horses to stand quietly and wait for the rider to say, " Now we go." You’ll be amazed at the difference when implementing Frank’s Gentle Solutions natural horsemanship approach to dealing with this vexing issue. A massive Ab-Shire gelding presents Frank a worthy challenge.

Foot handling can be a dangerous endeavor when horses are either ill prepared or have been abused. This problem is far too common, yet can be addressed with Frank’s highly successful procedures, even by less experienced horse trainers. In this step by step sequence Frank Bell will show you just how to help your horse willingly give his feet every single time using his acclaimed gentle solutions natural horsemanship approach.

What they are saying...

"My Arabian mare was always moving off as I mounted just wouldn't stand still and it was giving me fits. I ordered Frank's video on fixing this and within a few minutes had Beauty standing perfectly as I mounted from either side. It's so logical and we're both now safer and happier for it."
~ Adrian Mullinose, WA 

"After burning through about a dozen farriers who left in frustration, I decided to address this issue myself. I found Frank Bell's "Problem Foot-handling" video on the web and quickly ordered it. This step by step process now has every single horse in my barn giving their feet happily to me and my new overjoyed horse-shoer. This is not only great information for the problem horses, but for all horses."
~ Sarah Helfinch, NY


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Water & Bridge Crossing
Horses that are not prepared to deal with a variety of water situations and bridges will be full of surprises when that time comes. Surprises are wrought with danger for both horse and rider. The key is preparation.

35 minute DVD

When the horse can cross plywood, rubber mats, tarps etc. and fully understands the rider’s leg pressure, then it’s a of matter simply baby stepping using Frank Bell’s natural horsemanship Gentle Solutions approach.

Examples of inaccurate timing followed by Frank’s precise timing demonstrates the importance of rider accuracy. Beginning with small puddles, then larger ones, leads to running water followed by rushing water, and finally entering a lake filled with lily pads. Watch closely. The confidence building evidenced in this work is worth its weight in gold.

From Montana to Florida, a variety of horses and riders demonstrate the theory behind successfully reaching the other side, safely. 

What they are saying:

"Duchess would not even approach water. She was terrified of it. After trying everything I knew and all the tricks of my neighbors, I bought Frank Bell's video, Water & Bridge Crossing. It was the best thing I've ever done for my horse and me too!"
~ Pierre Guyule, Charleston, SC

"I had just about given up on ever riding my 9-year-old gelding across water of any kind. He would buck and rear, rather than cross water. Your video, Mr. Bell, solved Buckeye's lifelong problem with water. I can't thank you enough."
~ Mike Hunt, Invercargill, New Zealand


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Working With The Young Ones
Foals, weanling, yearlings, and a spoiled two year old leopard Appaloosa give horse trainers and novices alike a starting place with all younger horses. Using Frank’s acclaimed Gentle Solutions natural horsemanship approach, amazing results are achieved in minutes as these horses progress before your very eyes.

60 minute DVD

Frank Bell’s 7-Step Safety System is remarkably effective on horses of every age. From making that first and lasting impression to the basics of pressure and release then leading, Frank clearly explains and demonstrates the how’s and why’s of guiding the young ones. Foot handling in preparation for trimming and shoeing, ear and mouth handling, and desensitizing prepare these young impressionable creatures for their certain future. This one hour work is invaluable to the success of both the horse and the handler.

What they are saying...

"Our old mare gave birth to a lovely foal last year, but we had no knowledge of where to start with the baby. Frank's logical approach gave us a plan that now has our yearling leading, backing, and carrying blankets and a kid's saddle too! Abbey gives her feet happily, respects our space, and is just a joy to be around. As Frank so often says in the video, "It's all about preparation." Abbey will be ready to ride when the time comes because of this sensible and exceedingly gentle approach to training. A masterful work!"
~ Sandy Monfort, Davie, FL 

"When our recent filly was born she was a handful, right from day one. We had no idea what we were getting into and no knowledge about young horses. We got Frank's young horse video and were amazed at the logical approach he taught us. Fancy is now a perfect little lady who really enjoys our short and productive teaching sessions as much as we do. And our kids now have the knowledge to work with her as well. What a relief!"
~ Pat Ponier, CO 


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Starting the Young Horse
A step-by-step look at starting your horses with love and safety!

45 minute DVD

Frank uses a beautiful high energy three year old Arabian filly to demonstrate his straight forward approach to natural horsemanship and to helping the horse accept the human on her back. This is true and exact footage of the horse training Frank used to prepare this filly to ride. Using his revolutionary 7-Step Safety System Bell goes exactly where this spirited horse needs help and lovingly shows her the way to accept a variety of stimuli that gently builds up to the saddling. Only when she can handle numerous challenges and react in a rational manner, does he proceed.

"It’s all about preparation and confidence building for both of us," says Bell. "If the horse is having difficulty with a rope over his head or behind his legs or if the saddle blanket or the pad is a big issue, there’s more training work to do on the ground. When the horse is really ready, he’ll invite the ride."

Safely mounting and dismounting are covered in depth. Discussion of subsequent riding over the next weeks and months, snaffle bit acceptance, and other important information critical to success is addressed. This is not designed for extremely difficult and distrusting horses, but for those horses and handlers who do understand Frank’s foundation horse training video " Discover the Horse You Never Knew." Frank’s Gentle Solutions approach is clearly demonstrated in this fine work filmed in Colorado’s mystical foothills amidst magnificent red rock formations. 

What they are saying...

"I've started horses for years quite successfully, but could never explain the whys and wherefores. Frank breaks this down so it's logical and easy to comprehend. This video is a must for anyone desiring to start their own horse."
~ Bunny Kapp, Naples, FL

"In 25 years with horses I never attempted to start my own until watching this informative video. Now with 50 rides on Cool Breeze I have a trusted and reliable partner."
~ Chris Loop, Harrisville, PA


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Retraining the Race Horse
A video full of the special considerations you need to show these wonderful athletes.

50 minute DVD

Horses off the track are often times ill prepared for their next career. Basic horse training foundation work has seldom been adequately addressed and the horses are crying out for help. Taking the time to settle the horse, and then bringing them back while building confidence is a true art.

It all begins on the ground, then slow work in the saddle as their foundation thickens and solidifies. There is a real method to this process. Every single horse is different and each require their own custom training program that will bring them back to being reliable, quiet, confident steeds.

Now they can enjoy a new life that won’t involve someone beating on them whether they win or lose the race. Learning to read the animal and determine just where they need help is the answer and it isn’t attained overnight, but is built on over time and experience.

This thought provoking work using Frank Bell’s acclaimed Gentle Solutions natural horsemanship techniques will help you on your path as you and your partner begin anew.

The magnificent scenery of the red rocks located in Colorado’s front range set the backdrop for this important and timely piece.

What they are saying...

"Frank has re-trained no fewer than 40 ex-race horses for me. His gentle and loving approach makes nearly miraculous transitions in these horses in a remarkably short time. His video, 'Retraining The Race Horse' has enabled us to take over the actual retraining process ourselves, now that Frank's schedule prevents him from spending much time at the ranch."
~ Bobbi Richine, Rocky Mountain Training Center, Larkspur, CO

"Anyone who has ever owned a horse fresh from the track will appreciate this marvelous work. Absolutely indispensable for anyone owning, or contemplating ownership of an ex-race horse."
~ Mary Goodman - Miami, FL


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A Day in the Life of a Horsewhisperer

45 minute DVD

A penetrating look into Frank Bell's work as he gentles a variety of horses in front of audiences at his fund raisers, in one of his clinics, and with Robert Redford scenes from the movie. This 45 minutes piece is educational, promotional, and highly entertaining.

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Pole Gentling The Wild Horse
Frank Bell and John Sharp's revolutionary approach to gentling wild horses. Hands down, the most humane, effective, and expedient method for starting with all untouched horses.

Video length 60 minutes + 30 minute interview with John Sharp and Frank Bell

Frank learned the fine art of using a bamboo pole in the gentling  of wild horses in the fall of 1997. His mentor John Sharp had been using the technique for over a half century and happily passed on the nuances of this exceedingly effective yet gentle method to his eager student.

Using the pole as a beginning, Frank has added his own twist to take this strong beginning to a logical completion. At the annual Wild Horse Workshops Frank along with the other clinicians are predictably gentling wild horses in one to two hours. Most importantly the majority of these animals never break a sweat!

Watch the transformation as a wild self-destructing yearling evolves to a quietly leading cooperative horse that ties to the side of the pen by the end of this amazing transformation.

Take the time to learn this revolutionary technique. You will quickly and safely help your horse build a solid foundation and understand the basics of all horse/human communication.

What they are saying...

"I want to thank you for sending me the article and video on pole gentling my wild horse. I was blown away by the results, I started the second I digested the information. I collected what I needed and went to work. What I tried to do in three weeks was accomplished in 5 minutes with this technique! Yesterday I had so much fun with it I went in every hour and I could see he wished I could stay all day and follow him around. To make things more interesting I attached a toilet brush to my pole, Hoss thought he'd died and gone to heaven.... It's a breath of fresh air to have you help. This will now give me the confidence that I was looking for with this horse. Thanks again Frank... I'll keep you posted."
~ Sincerely Mark Blaquiere

"I have broken hundreds of mustangs over the years using methods that I believed at the time were evolved and gentle. This pole gentling far exceeds anything I have ever witnessed. I am a complete convert."
~ Rex Reader, Elko, Nevada

"I attended the Wild Horse Workshop in Lawrence, Kansas several years ago. I expected to see hooves and fur flying all over the place. Instead I watched as one horse after another was quietly transformed into a quietly leading and compliant animal. This poling technique is fabulous for the horses and the handlers. And anyone can do this."
~ Ann Richter, Blacksburg, VA

"You have to see this work to believe it. Wild horses behaving like well trained domestics in a couple hours! Seeing is believing and I'm a believer."
~ Stan Rothing, Bend, OR


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Remembrances of Horses Past

CD audio book - 70 minutes

Enjoy Frank’s journey as he helps the horses that have lost their way and helped shape his remarkably effective program that has professionals and novices alike achieving their goals safely. This seventy minute work details the specifics of Frank’s approach to helping each horse through their individual traumas. This CD has educational as well entertainment value. Whether traveling or sitting comfortably at home, you’ll enjoy the transformations of each of these horses. This CD contains five stories in exacting detail.

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Video of the Month Club
Receive 1 DVD a month for 12 months! To complete the Video/Audio library, Frank's book and Audio CD will be sent FREE of charge after the 12 monthly orders have been shipped.

* Already have several Frank Bell videos? No problem! We'll only send you the ones you don't have and you'll still get the full savings for having signed up for the Video of the Month as a new member! It's always your choice!

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