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my horse just turned one year old.  he is a registered paint and he is not gelded (sp). the horse's name is alek.  
alek is bridle trained and my children can walk him around and brush him.  he is a very good horse.  just yesterday, alek raised his front legs at my daughter and just barely kicked her in the head with his front hoof.  then when i ran over to the horse and my daughter to make sure that my daughter is ok, and thank God she is ok, i screamed at the horse and then he tried to bite me and my daughter.  this morning, i went to check on him in the pasture and he came up to me like normal and he tried to bite me.  he has not tried to bite me since i bought him just 7 months ago.  what is going on with my horse.  he is normally so good and so well mannered and my kids have bonded with him and then this.  please help me. what do i do.  my kids and i are now afraid of him and it seems to be getting worse.  jenny

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Well you are not going to like my answer, but that is nothing new. There is nothing wrong with your horse, IT IS YOU AND YOU KID THAT IS THE PROBLEM.   I know it is human to think we are smarter and you are not smarter than the horse since you are thinking like a person and you NOT thinking like a horse.

The horse is only being a horse.   You obviously have not read my web site, you have not watched my videos or you would not be asking me this question. So that tells me that you did not even read the warning before you sent this question.

You are running about looking for easy fix and hoping that someone may give you the right answer.

No shit it is getting worse, the horse is getting smarter and you are staying dumb.   That might not sound nice but having your daughter kicking in the head or getting bit is NOT nice either.

Stop looking for a fast or easy answer,  stop thinking this is a horse problem. This is a lack of horse understanding and lack of horse knowledge, and my site and videos explain all this for free.   When information is available for free, ignorance is a choice.

So you can get pissed about this answer and continue what you are doing until you get hurt, or you can accept that you jumped into horse ownership without educating yourself and you better put in the time to learn or your horse is going to teach you some hard lessons and </b> I assure you, a horse teaching you is tougher than what I write.</b>

Your choice, read my site and watch all my videos or be a victim.

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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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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.

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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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