Originally Posted by farmpony84
My gelding is a great grandson of Impressive and he seems to be as my farrier puts it, "simple minded". Show him what you want, he'll do it. Don't expect him to know what you want because your last horse knew, show him what you want, he'll do it. If he gets mad, back up, take a break, start over. He's smart, he just likes to think things through.
Exactly what I was trying to say. FP said it much better than me however.
Impressive horses are very intelligent. And becasue of that... need to think and work their way through things. So if you get on an push and don't give them a chance to think.... then you can end up with a nasty horse. But IMO that would be the riders fault... not the breeding.