I have a TB and an Anglo Arab. I get more of the "is it nuts?" with the TB to be honest! [and she is a bit nutty, my god can she react FAST to things... but I have no trouble with her]
The Anglo is just SOOOOO quiet, the one time I took him to an eventing show he fell asleep in the XC start box!! Then when I lifted my weight and shortened my reins in preparation to move off he started jigging around and fidgeting because he knew it was time to go. He is SO smart, he has an on and off switch. He can be your classic plodder [I have been asked if he's a QH more times than I can count - my response is always a laugh and "I wish!", I love the breed] or he can be REALLY strong and fidgety, it's a real test of my abilities and he's certainly not an easy ride but he's incredibly quiet. Spook him and he reacts big but gets over it just as quickly.
My TB hangs onto her anxiety. I'm actually MORE relaxed on/around her than I am with Monty, but the other day, I was taking her for a casual walking trail ride with my mother, and my dog got out and followed us. Scared poor Magic, who chucked in this MASSIVE buck [or at least I'm told it was huge, didn't feel like much to me??] and kicked out backwards, then was on her toes for the whole rest of the ride. Granted the ride WAS fairly short but still...
I have one that breaks stereotype [extremely smart horse, but very quiet and easygoing unless you actually want his energy levels to be up], and one that is so true to stereotype it's not even funny. Magic certainly isn't for the faint-hearted! Neither is Monty, but that's not because he's hot or nutty... he's just so bipolar you never really know until you get on his back if he's going to behave himself or not.
A CLEAN SLATE FOR THE FUTURE
Last edited by blue eyed pony; 03-20-2013 at 05:27 AM.