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I recently purchased a Mustang/Quarter Horse gelding 11yo. Hes a gem, very nice horse, spooks easily but I can work with that. My issue is that I went 15 years not riding. I rode horses often when I was younger and as I got older the time between rides got longer and longer. I find I have forgotten so much. My balance is off, due to aging im sure. I was told to try bareback to help with my balance and confidence on my horse. I do like bareback and ive done it a few times in the small pasture but I really need work. Where do I start? Any suggestions? Hes a nice horse very friendly and seems to enjoy the company and going out riding so I really want to get back into the swing of things.

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You did not read about me, you did not watch my videos, you did not visit my web site, I can't help someone that is just running around asking questions to people they know nothing about.

I don't answer questions and waste my time for people looking for fast easy answers. My website answers all your questions, my video show and address all your questions.

You can get mad and complain or go elsewhere, that does not matter to me, you bought a horse without thinking or looking ahead or doing needed research and now you are running around asking Me, the wrong person, questions that have NO answer and yet you thing there is an answer.

You don't know what you don't know.

Read my site, watch my videos then you will realize how foolish your question is and how you are setting yourself and your horse up to fail.

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Visit Rick Gore's Horse Site: www.thinklikeahorse.org
--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.

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I am an experienced horseman with over 30 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 (lack of understanding of the horse). I believe in and practices natural horsemanship. 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 fixed, if the person handling the horse realizes that they are causing and contributing to the problem. Visit Rick Gore's Horsemanship

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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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