I've gone around the block a bit with the spectrum of lesson horses, backyard horses, trail loafers, and star jumpers, but I think the kind of horse I will always like working with the most would be one that gives me a challenge. It's pleasant and dandy to work with a "yes ma'am" horse, one that's not easily distracted and responds nicely to the tasks at hand--- I feel like it's the difference between a bicycle stroll by the beach and a bicycle ride up a mountain trail. The stroll's a nice breather but I like the feeling of conquering a challenge and knowing the blood, sweat, and tears of the moment are going to be worth it times a billion. My little passion for that has ended with sores, bruises, and dehydration, as you might guess, aha! However the challenges a horse has to offer have to be considered; I can't work with a dead head all month and say I'm completely thrilled
How about you? Is there a specific temperment or trait you like in a horse best?