I think I'm going to call BS on you. First, I find it hard to belive that you have been riding like you do for 51 years and never had a horse run off with you. Second, just because you are stupid enough to risk your life on horses like you describe doesn't mean that everyone can or should. Third, I think everyone will agree that the guy that shouts the loudest about how great he is is usually a fraud. If you had really been handling horses as long as you say you would recognise that there are better and easier ways than those you are touting.
In the 80's 50 miles a weekend was a normal run for the boys.
Yes I do risk my life on horses at times and will ride most problems, did it regularly on Sunday mornings for a local rental place or anyone else who had a problem. Sorry if that offends you.
As for bragging? HOw do you know I am not some 13 year old kid just hidding behind a name??? One girl on another forum was one of the resident experts with over 4000 posts and one day she posted on her 100 foot ride down a road?? How does one let the forum know they have experience and are not some novice just giving out advice with no experience??
I wish everyone would tell their qualifications and then we would know who is qualified or not.
I will not tip toe around a problem. I will meet it head on. If a horse wants to buck then so be it. I don't break easily, I heal quickly and will give the horse his chance.
Sorry if that offends you.
Taken in about 1960