I have had a horse since i was 5, but i never relly rode her. too young- big horse. So when i was a 11 I got a new horse- you could say i was inexperienced, cant say that now, Ive had her for about 4-6 months, with the help of my dad mainly (rancher) and a few people with advice around the barn. But nothing has helped me more then just riding her bareback. we learned the way each of us move, ive never had horse lessons, we are up for a are first barrel race this weekend. (we are not looking to win, just fun) My dads mainly supported me, taking (transporting Dixie also) us places, camping with her, to our farm with friends, barrel racing last minute.he lets me try different things dangerous or not. I know every little quirk about her and she knows every quirk about me.