Iridehorses: She is smart, she is alert and listens and is very aware of her surroundings. She has heart, she is stubborn ... sometimes in a goodway ... as in she'll haul my a** up a hill. In the ring, she'll do what I ask. She is REALLY sure footed ... slid down a hill of loose rock/shale. Never stumbled, never trips, I think she's a great horse.
Her owner has told me over and over and over ... NOT FOR A SECOND do you let Gina get her way. I have let her get her way and I've seen what happens and what she does.
Riders were getting on their horses for a trail ride. I was up first, Gina wanted to walk down the hill ... what's the harm? What's the big deal? I let her walk down the hill. Well ... it took A LOT of effort to get her back UP the hill when the ride was going to start. She didn't want to go where the other horses were going, she wanted to go her way. It was another trail. I got her up and headed the right way ... but I saw immediately what the owner meant.