Originally Posted by Dixie1234
by stubborn do you mean a constant fight or testing or just a strong leader with a firm hand and the testing is done?
I've ridden at least 20 different Fjords over 10 years, and none of them gave me a fight. One would maybe decide that he didn't want to trot that day - he wanted to just walk. It would just take a little extra persuasion to get him to see it my way. One would decide that she really did want to gallop all 3 miles back to the barn on an icy trail, and I had to keep reminding her for 3 miles that that wouldn't be a good idea. I don't know that that's really so much different from most other breeds, and it might have more to do with training than the breed. None ever gave me a fight or tried to get me off - nothing malicious or mean-spirited. But when they decide they want to do something their way, they do like to try it, sometimes a few times, and they're very strong. So I guess it's testing. A firm hand and consistency would get them in a different mindset fairly quickly. I think it's because they're pretty smart, so their little minds are always working on something.
I've never been scared on a Fjord. And I've never had a Fjord hold a grudge. They forgive and give kisses very quickly.