Originally Posted by smrobs
...No one ever believed that he could be a kid horse because he was a true renegade when he was young and hurt several people really bad. Fortunately, Dad saved him off a killer truck when he was 4 and he found his true calling. For kids, he would do anything but for an adult, he was horrible to ride; obnoxious, pig headed, and cocky. LOL. Funny that he would be the perfect match for a 4 year old blond girl. I used to literally crawl up his side to get on and he would just stand like a statue....
I had to laugh at this because our first Paint mare, Lady, that we bought when she was 3 (and still have, now 7) absolutely loves kids, too. Although she is great on the trails for adults and not obnoxious at all, she will 'test' a new adult rider to see what she can get away with for the first 1/2 mile or so...but put a kid on her and she is perfectly behaved, tolerant, and willing every minute from the start to the end. Though young, she's the perfect lesson horse for young kids.