Before you ride
I have spoken before about preparation before you ride but I was recently asked a question about letting other people ride your horse and wanted to make sure I had explained it clearly. Do not let anyone ride your horse unless you believe they have the skill to get along with him or can put more training on him for you. Horses can be offended and lose their training by having a stranger on their backs. Most people have few or no skills in making a connection with a strange horse for the first time. On the other hand, I have watched people get on horses and need no time at all to find out how a horse needs to be ridden.