Originally Posted by smrobs
Nope, not really.
Maybe it's just me, but when it comes to a horses nature, my preference leans toward trustworthy rather than talented. If they have both, that's awesome, but I won't keep a horse I can't trust just because he's great at his job.
TOTALLY AGREE. My gelding, Scooby, is much like your dad's horse, and has earned his keep here as my daughter's barrel horse, but his nutjob personality is not for me... and while that " fire" in him works for his discipline, I would much rather ride my sweet and talented mare...
Overspecialization is dangerous, no matter the event.