Originally Posted by bsms
Ummm....no. If I'm paying to ride, I'm not paying to get dumped from a bolting horse. Bolting is dangerous enough that school horses should NOT be bolting on any kind of regular basis. The student is there to ride, not to train someone else's horses.
This is where the idea that people who've only taken lessons can't really ride comes from. Beyond novice level, lesson horses shouldn't be push-button. When a rider goes to buy their first horse, they won't really know what they're getting on beforehand, and besides in extreme circumstances any horse can act up. Not giving riders experience with bad behavior is doing them a disservice.
The schools I went to would take a horse with any habit except rearing - Everything else we were expected to deal with.