Twister's bad - Too fast, too independent thinking * I want to go left, he'd rather go right, battle begins, head tossing, possible bucking, running thru the bit, bucking at canter for sure at gallop. We have never rode him out and NOT had him buck at faster paces. Buddy sour.
He hasn't been ridden in a while by someone that really knows what they are dong. He really needs a refresher.
Twister's good- He is a thinker. Level headed, willingly accepts new ideas and concepts. Will pull logs and brush. Doesn't mind ropes, saddle bags, weird positions/bad riders. Will go all nite in the arena plodding along letting kids and adults ride him in circles. He is traffic safe as in he doesn't spook at cars, trucks,trailers, atv's. He is gentle and LOVES the kids, won't hurt them on the ground. He doesn't spook for long...its yet to be an all out panic. Will ride out in an ill fitting saddle...found that one out after the saddle that came with him ended up leaving horrendous bad sweat marks..... :roll:
SHoot...the more good I write about him the more I think he can become a great horse......He is only 7 and hasn't been ridden for a good 2 years by a serious rider. ARGH...this is hard. I think that Twister would be a great horse if I could just get him toned down. He is ready to go go go...and I'm more of a whoa, whoa, whoa...lets walk a while. He is great in the arena, did great with my hubby's buddy riding him on the land (3-5 mile ride), His ground manners are increasing daily, He bathes, loads, ties, stands for farrier, worms, loves on you, lets you easily pick up his feet, ......I just wish he was more....well,...broke! I need those miles on him......