Originally Posted by sempre_cantando
He's definitely not a sensitive horse - he's the quietest horse I've ever met lol We are going to get him for this reason alone - my sister has confidence issues so she really needs a dead quiet horse. He was really well behaved when we rode him but he's definitely not well schooled. So its more likely to be poor training than anything Spyder. My own mare is much better schooled than him and she's the same breed (standardbred) and much younger. This guy didn't respond to legs or seat at all and rein signals needed to be firm, not just touching the reins like i'm used to with my mare. I think'll get his teeth looked at just in case that's an issue...
Quiet does not imply he's not sensitive. What kind of bit is in his mouth?