We have a 5 year old paint for my sister, who hadn't been ridden in a month, and idiot me took him out, and he was beside himself like the engerizer bunny. Generally a very sweet boy, but he wanted to GO (I don't blame him. He had a lot of pent up energy. Poor thing)
But I test rode another 5 year old paint (half arab) this week, and she hadnt really been ridden much in a year..Granted, it was like 100 degrees out, but when I rode her she DID NOT WANT TO RUN. She wouldn't. She neck reigned great, and walked stopped backed, etc. But she wouldt trot or run..Then her owner put spurs on, she knew they were there and was very generous in trotting cantering, etc. I was thinking, "no way. Something's got to be wrong with her. She's too mellow."
ANYWAYS, MY QUESTION IS, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A HORSE THAT HASNT BEEN RIDDEN IN A WHILE TO HONESTLY HAVE A PERSONALITY WHERE THEY don't WANT TO GO FAST ON THEIR NEXT RIDE?