I have a large Morgan gelding ("Lane" is my profile pic) and his temperament has been exceptionally consistent throughout his 20 years. He is a large gelding and excellent horse that is predictable with handling - on ground and riding. I'd like perhaps another Morgan but have seen some very nervous and highly strung Morgans too at our boarding facility.
I was wondering the signs for good temperament in young Morgan horses? Is it more genetic or training that accomplishes this consistency. I'm leaning with breeding because I've been very ill and not riding for a couple of years and he is surprisingly the same - whereas my other high-strung horse? Sheesh, it's like I have to retrain him completely!!!