Originally Posted by thesilverspear View Post
Harder in what way? I've worked with QHs, warmbloods, Arabs, TBs, appys, all sorts, where for whatever reason, the horse was harder work than another horse might be to train. Is there something distinctive about the Iberians? For the sake of argument, lets assume we're talking about one who is well treated and has not acquired any issues related to dodgy training.
I suppose it depends where, what, who when sort of thing.
They're one of the smarter breeds I know (we had two andy's on our yard and one would always pick the locks, undo rugs, plaits.. mischief makers!) and if you look a lot in to the lusitano breed, they're very loyal, very good family horses. But for me I always find you mess one of these horse's up, it takes longer for them to come back round.
I've only met ones imported from Spain, they have hard attitudes, and they're worse than marey-mares. You have to keep working on that position of top dog all the time, one screw up and they leap all over it.
I love my Duffy, don't get me wrong.. but she certainly isn't the brightest horse in the world...