Why are people with horses becoming less and less confidence with how to work with or ride horses? there are increasingly more posts of my horse, bucks, wont stops, rears, wont go, wont stand, wont do this and wont do that and the list goes on. Where are these people learning to ride? Where are these people learning how handle a horse? Do riding schools just skip the essentials and just try to teach the people to stay up on a horse long enough so they think they can ride? They finally think they can ride, so get a horse, and without even knowing it, terrorise the poor thing until, it bucks, bolts, stops, rears and nearly kills them just to stop the terrorising. Why don’t riding schools teach people to work on the ground with a horse with no head collar? Why don’t they teach people to ride with no bridle (head collar only) to help them understand how sensitive a horse is, to understand that it is a privilege and not a right to be up there? Look at how easily you can break their trust, by simply not understanding the horse’s body language. Simply holding a lead rope to firm can make him barge right through you. People are now so unsure of their own ability, that it makes them have poor judgement on handling the simplest problem. They make a simple problem become a huge disaster, because they did not realise they even had a problem until the horse had to actually take matters into his own hands (hooves) and scare the beejeebas out of the rider/handler. Oh they take notice of the horse then!!!!!!!! And the horse is MADE to suffer because the person lacks confidence in their own ability. Is there no riding school that teaches people to understand the horse or are there only the ones that want a group of horses to pay for themselves? I have tried to get my frustration out in this post, so please don’t read it as an attack on riding schools or individuals. I just don’t know how to say it any other way, and I know I am not alone in the frustration of seeing SO MANY people have SO MANY problems to simply walk, trot and canter. I am hoping people will put their opinions and solutions or ideas on how to find a way to get peoples confidence in dealing with a horse.