17 || Australia
What are your opions on riding tackless?
I think it's something that should be limited to certain riders and certain horses. It's definitely something that needs a lot of training and trust between the horse and rider. Far too many accidents happen when young/immature riders that are misinformed climb onto their horses and expect them to listen.
My horse has become a bit pushy and doesn't really respect his boundaries anymore... any thoughts? tips?
I have this problem quite often with my horse Wilbur! He's my best friend, retired recently and on the ground we get along really well. Although I do treat him like a friend/pet and sometimes he does cross the line (gets pushy, bites, pins his ears, acts dominant.) It can be very dangerous and scary. To prevent this - don't allow your horses to nibble you, scratch up against you, lean on you ect. Anything that may hint that they're in charge. I hope this makes sense haha!
I might begin riding sometimes in June. Can I have any tips?
Stay focused and have fun!