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Why Do Horses Let Humans Ride Them? 3 Primary Reasons

Our riding horses are gentle and walk to us as we approach them. When we tack them, they stand still and wait patiently. Knowing they could easily escape from me made me wonder why do they let humans ride them? Horses let humans ride them because of a relationship of trust developed through hard work, …

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Do Horses Like to Be Ridden? 5 Keys to a Happy Horse

Recently we were getting ready for a trail ride, and one of the horses stepped away when I approached it carrying a saddle—seeing the horse step back prompted my granddaughter to ask if horses like to be ridden. Some horses like to be ridden and others not so much. A lot depends on the rider, …

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