I grew up with 3 Walkers and still have one (she's 28 now). My parents bought the 2 mares when I was 6 mnths old and the gelding a year later. They all had their own personalities and differences in riding, but overall there wasn't a mean bone in their bodies. Extremely sweet on the ground.. Only got kicked once (I opened an umbrella behind them... idiot I know), never bitten, or anything else. The gelding was a lipper too, always went for my hair. Our farrier used to trim them just standing with no halters/ties in the paddock with the other 2 standing around. I have a QH now as a riding horse, but I love my Walkers
. Oh yeah, and they were great with the little ones. I would put my neice on their backs and she would hold on and they would follow me around like dogs.
She is about 2 years old in the pic... I know I'm probably a bad Aunty.. but she's made it this far.