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--Rick is a student of the horse. I have over 450 free videos on Youtube about horses. I believe in and practice "Natural Horsemanship". I ride mainly western and don't use or promote spurs, bits, or whips. Reins are only one cue for the horse. Using the entire body helps the horse understand. I define riding as a human and horse working together for the enjoyment of both. Pain and fear should not be part of the equation. If you expect feel good advice, you will be disappointed. 95% of all my answers will include the problem is you and not your horse. About 90% of most answers that I give out are on my web site, so if you read it you will probably answer your own question and may learn a few other things. If you ask me a question that I answer on my site or video I will send your question to the question pool.
Rick is an experienced horseman with over 35 years of riding and handling horses. Rick grew up in Texas around horses and horse people. He has started colts, ridden many horses with behavior issues and worked with problem horses. (He believes that most horse problems are really people problems) He believes in and practices natural horsemanship and continues to read and study books by great horsemen. He routinely attends clinics, talks with and discuss horse issues with other clinicians and trainers. He has never met a horse that could not be fixed. Rick believes it is never the horse's fault and with proper handling, all problems can be worked out.
I have life long experience in being around and working with horses. Over the years I have watched good horsemen do the right thing and seen the wrong things done with bad results. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
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Everything is for the horse. Better educated horse people make it better for the horse. Understanding the horse and seeing things from the horse's point of view makes all the difference. A horse needs direction and not correction. Think Like A Horse!
No one will ever know it all when it comes to the horse. All great horsemen know this. The ones to watch out for are the ones that say they have done it all, seen it all and know it all. Quiet people with quiet/soft hands makes good horses.
The horse is one of the most powerful animals on the earth. They rarely use this power for anything but survival. They never use that power to be mean or in anger. Horses are America, they have built our railroads, plowed our crops and carried our soldiers to fight our wars.
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People don't want to hear they are the problem, we have egos and people want to tell you how long they have been around a horses and convince others that it must be the horse's fault. Stop blaming the horse, the horse is not the problem! Would you want someone always pushing you, yelling at you and yanking your head around? Being an educated horseman makes you a better Ambassador for the horse.
I have a page on my site about bosal and rope halters, I stopped using bosal since a rope halter does the same job and is less likely to be harsh on the nose, if a halter or side pull works I would not
You obviously do not know anything about me to be asking me this question. I plainly say I do not answer private questions and you try and make this private. I do not promote or support or endorse most
Not a myth, it hurts, many young horses in the wild have one ear or one torn ear. The ear is sensitive and some even use it as a twitch, fold it over and squeeze it, most horses will submit but not good
How can you say you watch my videos and then write me this - I say over and over again don't kick your horse to get it to move. Saying you suck at riding is a cop out, everyone sucks at riding until
Your horse ignores you since it is smarter than you are. You have no idea who you are asking for advice from, you know nothing about me, you have not read one thing about me or my methods, you have
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