Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
Honestly, I have more faith on my 4 year old than my 10 year old.
My 10 year old has had a TON of miles in her life, been hauled everywhere, but she likes to blow up at random and anything. She has to have a job, so I mostly just fool around with her, give her workouts ect... there is no possible way anyone could enjoy a trail ride on her.
My 4 year old on the other hand, loves trail rides (or adventures as I call them) and she hasn't blown up at anything yet (except the day I roped a sagebrush and pulled it out of the ground and it flew at her....but even then there was only running away, no bucking) and I can do just about anything on her.
It just depends on the horse. I can relax and not pay attention on my 4 year old, but on that silly 10 year old, I'm always on my toes.
It's completely normal to feel different on different horses.