rob I am 35 I have been around horse my entire life. I used to approach horses from a "passenger perspective" like many people do. I started to notice that lots of people no matter what "Master" they followed had lots of issues STILL when it came to their horses. I don't know everything about horses, I really don't think anyone does. I might know a lot about one particular horse and meet a new one that is absolutely different to work with. I have started a few colts in my time :) I have also retrained, refreshed and reworked older horses. I have been on lots of horses. This past summer I worked only with horses that had behavior issues that were extreme for the next project I am working on. Horses that were so bad no one wanted to even mess with them at all. I learned that by approaching, even a "bad" horse, with a firm, relaxed & confident stance (inside & out) you are listened too. Although they may charge you, kick at you, push you down, attempt to bite you, downright bully you...IF you stay calm, proceed with confidance, and maintain that firm leadership aura...the horse will listen. I got called out to quite a few homes and witnessed that even a horse that was very naughty for it's owner was delightful once handled correctly. I often left thinking "why did these people call me?" BUT the second I would hand off the lead rope to the real owner the bossy, ill behaved horse would return. So I want everyone to be able to handle a horse with confidence, that's the problem MOST people have with their horses. They fear them and horses being the extremely intuitive creature that they are take this as an invitation to walk all over the person. If you have been around horses you may know this...and that's great! Unfortunately not everyone understands that a horse is not just a great big puppy dog you can ride. Its about getting that key component confidence.