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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.
Over 600 videos, 600 page we site - they are both too much to copy and paste here. You will get out of it what you put into it. looking for short easy answers is the best way to get bad advice.
You question should be a list of what NOT to do with a horse - way too much going here for me to fix in an email and the fact you are asking tells me you have not read my website or watched my videos.
You are causing the horse to do what it does - since you don't understand how this can be is why you can't fix it. You need to invest several hours and read my website, start with my Horsemanship page-
Stop slapping the saddle and slap him - you taught it, you have to un teach it. You have to be harder and mean since you were so nice that now he thinks you can't make him listen. I agree with him, I don't
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
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