A few horses? I've lost count, but the number of horses I've broken is in the range of 50 - 60.
About 30+ for race training and the track and the rest as hunters and jumpers.
How many have you started? Your opinions are contrarary to those of most of the horseman that I respect and admire, so I'm curious as to what your actual experience is.
And there's no contradiction there - I didn't, and don't, ride and train defensively. I don't get on a horse expecting it to buck, I ride and train to prevent the buck. Big difference.
If your *expectation* the first time you get on a horse is that it's going to want you off it's back, well, then, your methods and experience are very, very, different than mine.