Personally, all the ponies that I know (including mike) are alot more intellegant then horses, Mike use to try to scrape me off stalls
would wait to throw the hardest buck untill you were way to forward that you had no chance to stay on
if he got annoyed he will shove you around like that. Infact he has gotten one of my trainers off before! We thought she was dead too, because she was laying there not moving! (turned out she was laying there laughing.) Ponies are just to smart!
I have also heard people with shetland ponies actually call them Sh!tlands......(kind of bad...)
I don't know why, but I still love them.
(I also never have problems with myke anymore)