When I got my Morgan he hadn't been ridden since august, and I bought him in November. I climbed on his back bareback the day I got him, and he was a doll! We even trotted :] As our work continued he was saddle broke and now he is great. He is calm and reliable. Morgans just need to be worked with on a schedule, of every day or every other day or something and they are great horses. Most Morgans need quite a bit of time spent with them regularly for them to be calm as a cucumber, my horse hardly spooks now and he was jumpier than heck! They aren't the breed of horse who you can ride one day and come back a week later and expect the same ride, they need exercise maintenance since they are a more warm to hotblooded breed. Most are between 5-7 on the temperament scale if worked with irregularly. if you work with them daily they can be as calm as a true 1!