A man, who was the first to try to school the horse I now own, gave it up after a few tries and then stated that the horse was a smartass and an agressive idiot. Just like that. The truth is, he just wasn't able to cope with his dominant character and tried to use force where wits were needed. He is also the one from whom I bought my guy. He was shameless enough to state that one of the things that made up the horse's price is the "large amount of work he put in his schooling". Actually, he had given up this project to one of his workers, a really talented girl who did everything all by herself. The horse was continued to be called names and scorned upon by the barn owners just because he didn't accept their "training methods".
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.