Welcome Wild! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you too...since I see you also ride a magnificent Morgan. Arent they amazing?!
So calm and accommodating. I'm riding a special mare now, Miss Lily Ann Clabber - a princess. Very testy with mostly everyone. She had a rough life before they took her (she had suffered a terrible injury and her owners were going to have her put down but they took her at UConn and doctored her up and gave her a bit of training and she's a fantastic horse). BUT she's known as testy. They tried to warn me about her, but I don't know...my instincts didn't get the "uh oh" I count on.
See...right off the bat, I knew I liked her a lot because first, I like a creature who knows her own heart, I respect it and maybe she got that. She didn't know me, so I set back a bit and talked quiet to her. She is known for telling people, "I WILL BITE YOU - YOU STUPID PERSON" by snapping at the air when they come near her head, so I gentle talk to her and when I think it's time stroke her and give her a piece of carrot. She has her own history, but when I try to come at her easy, she stops her shenanigans. Maybe I'm wrong and going to suffer a bite one day. Maybe not.
She is the best horse! Truly. A GREAT ride. Very responsive to any pressure or glance. I can turn her on a dime. Yesterday, after I saddled her and was waiting for the girth check and whatnot, I was scratching her ears...just letting her know I loved her and she rested her head in my chest and breathed deep, eyes closed, very relaxed. I guess smelling me.
I try to bond with every horse The UConn Morgans though, are like children, they have their moments it's true but they are, overall, so soft and easy. I love riding them. I am so very lucky.