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Hi,
This is my first post, and I was hoping to get some advice or in site.
I currently board my horses at a stables with about 35 other horses, some of
The riders can take right off on their horses alone, bareback, just a halter
While others seem to have much more trouble, IE riding off alone.
I have tried to analyze the riders and they are a mixed bag of a lot of training to no training, so is it the horse? Can the behavior be changed?
 

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Most times its the riders confidence and trust between both horse and rider. Rider being a leader. I have never had a barn/buddy sour horse. I think it escalates quickly when the horse gets its way one time and its downhill from there.
So yes the horse can be trained but can revert quickly with a rider that isn't confident.
 

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yeah, it's a mix of the horse, his temperament, age, training, and the rider's confidence, temperament and age.

nothing is static or formulaic in horsemanship or horses.
 

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yeah, it's a mix of the horse, his temperament, age, training, and the rider's confidence, temperament and age.

nothing is static or formulaic in horsemanship or horses.
^^^that sums it up nicely:D

I have a horse that can be ridden on pretty dangerous trails and slid down the riverbank by an intermediate level rider, provided the rider has enough confidence for six people.

Conversely, I know people that have ridden 30 years that aren't capable of getting him brushed without needing a bandaid:p
 
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