Saddling, bridling and riding the western horse
Riders should have a working knowledge of horse behavior so they can anticipate and prevent potential hazardous situations. Horses are easily startled animals by nature, but most accidents can be prevented by using proper handling methods (see MU publication G2878, Safe Ground Handling of Horses). This publication discusses basic riding techniques and provides information on proper saddling, bridling; and riding
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