I personally like the Amish, they've always been polite, helpful people. But at the same time theres people that will swear up, down, and sideways that the Amish are horrible people that breath fire O-O'
I've heard the Amish are great trainers, that the Amish just run the horses, that they break the spirit, but their horses are top notch....oi!
I'll definitely be checking out shows and joining a driving association. I'm also tempted to buy a surcingle and some long reins and see how he ground drives. To my knowledge, he lunges very well.
I'll definitely have to work on desensitizing more. He isn't a naturally high strung or spooky horse, but last I was out graining him he jumped forward when he was startled by a cat coming in under the gate. I don't think it'll take much to get him good and spook-proof though :)
Wait! I'll fix it....