Other than that, I'd definitely recommend just doing a lot of reading around the Forum. The search feature is always a great help in finding topics about any specific subject, as well as just reading about anything and everything that turns up on the topics of your interest. I find a lot of good stuff by looking in the New Posts section, because you find a sample of topics on all different subjects.
Oh wow, I've heard of that before, that it is very tough to find horse people over there. Kudos to you for sticking with it!
The one thing I can think of to refer you to at the moment would be my horsemanship blog which can be found here: Tumblr Horsemanship if you would be interested. It's still a work in progress and it's also...quite a bit of reading, I must admit, but I have been trying to cover a lot of different subjects that are applicable to all levels of riders. It's meant to be at least a foundation or help for others' horsemanship methods, but of course I would encourage anybody to modify anything written there to make it more appropriate for themselves and their horses if need be. It is also open to any suggestions or questions at any time.
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Aloha! thankyou for the kind words and encouragement. I am so lost about where to start with my horse. Any advice or tutorial you can pass on to me would be wonderful. My style of riding is western...hahaha..I have to laugh because I pretty well suck at that. Anywhooo I am trying my best. And thank goodness my horse is so forgiving. We live in HI and finding horse people has been an interesing endeavor. They tend to do the old school of harsh treatment and training. Which I don't care for.
Thanks again for the enouragment. Hope to talk story with you soon. Mahalo,,littlewing