My problem is that he is not the horse I was hoping for. My previous mount was an appendix, with a very TB mentality. He was very forward, and Charles (my current horse) just isn't.
Most people I have consulted with suggest I continue to work with Charles. They view him as athletic and willing, even if he is doesn't have that "hot" side.
Additionally I do really like the horse. He is affectionate, comical, and very easy going. He thoroughly enjoys the trails, something my appendix was not well suited for.
I'm sure others have been in similar situations. It saddens me that I constantly compare Charles with my previous mount. Thanks for any advice.