Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
They are not know for their beauty, they often tend to have big, plain heads. They also take a fair amount of work to retrain. I rode an amazing gelding that was a tribute to the breed, and an all around wonderful horse. Then the last one I rode was aweful. Stubborn streak a mile wide, some one had tried to retrain her (former pacer) and failed, her canter was nice, when she was in it. She tended to randomly switch gaits trot/pace, pace/trot, canter/pace, she also swapped leads constantly. You would be on the trail at a nice trot and suddenly she would switch to a pace. Then she would get mad when you tried to correct her. I honestly think most of her problems stemmed from the person that orriginaly attempted to retrain her.