Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
A lot of great advice. The best being train your horse, and be that horses leader. The "bond" is trust and respect, and both of those are developed through good, solid ground work first and foremost. Over a course of years you may develop a strong bond with your horse, but always remember what Elana said. The best horse in the world can unintentionally kill you without a moments notice. But good, solid, and continuous training is key!
"There's something about the outside of a horse that's good for the inside of a man."