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Rick Gore Horsemanship


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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.

Experience in the area

I am an experienced horseman with many years of riding and handling horses. I grew up in Texas around horses and horse people. I have started colts, ridden many horses with behavior issues and worked with problem horses. (I believe that most horse problems are normally people problems) I believe in and practices natural horsemanship. I continue to read and study books by great horsemen. I routinely attends clinics, talks with and discuss horse issues with other clinicians and trainers. I have never met a horse that could not be fixed. I believe 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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What do you like about this subject?

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!

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

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.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

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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Something controversial or provocative about this subject

People don't want to hear they are the problem, we have egos and want to tell you how long they have been around a horse, convince themself and 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.

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Recent Answers from Rick Gore Horsemanship

2013-11-21 Insurance:

Not a big Ins guy since over time you end up paying more and the Insurance companies make out - otherwise they would not do it, so it is obvious that it is good for them.    Understanding horses better

2013-08-03 Barn Witches exist in CANADA too!!!:

I know they are everywhere, and many tell me I am right and they are the biggest problem with people enjoying their horses.  Perhaps if more people call them out and give back to them what they give out

2013-07-25 Rescues:

Well not knowing more than I know, it is impossible to give a good answer. If I was there I would be able to see pasture design, see colt move and interact, see the herd dynamics, dominance issues and

2013-07-07 Horse ignoring commands - Rick Gore Horsemanship:

You may not be a barn witch but you are Not listening to the horse of to my videos or website. Your do not have horse eyes and are only seeing this from your human eyes.    The horse has a habit since

2013-04-20 placenta:

Yes, it give energy to mom after birth and it removes it from area so the smell will not attract predators to the new baby.    Lots of animals do it. Horses are Precocial species so the baby is held longer


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