Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
I missed the brain dead comment, I'd suggest it's the opposite, and the QH that can be stalled for 2 days and calmly walk out, might be that, and so why I wouldn't own one.
Different people look for different things in horses. Some are hotter than others. The horsemanship behind each horse isn't too different though, we still need to be the leader to each.
As I think you are already shutting down, send me a private message, and I am willing to offer advise and suggestions, if you are willing to hear them.
My former mare would rear every time she was lead out when I boarded her. She was absolutely the alpha mare, she tried to dominate me all the time. I went there one morning, she was in the last stall, and so lead out last. She reared a lot, full upright and ran circles until she got to her field. She was the worst horse I have ever had the displeasure of meeting, and I do not excuse her behavior. But the next morning I went there, and let her out first, not one rear, not nothing except for the prancing walk. She was the hottest horse I have ever met. The barn staff started letting her out first, and I didn't get another phone call about her.
And honestly, I hated that horse, you want to talk about crazy horses, she was 100% crazy. As I don't have massive income but would like a jumper, I've always owned TBs, she was the only crazy one - the rest have been puppy dogs.
Lucas, my current horse, finds it far too much effort to lift his head from what he is grazing on. When I ride, I use more leg than he does.
There are the odd nuts horses, but usually it's the feed or upkeep of them that causes that.