It's interesting... I asked because I tried almost everything on my qh: trails, ring work (aka basic dressage :) ), cow work, and currently started little jumping. However she doesn't seem to be excited about anything much (well, she hated (not afraid though) the cows I could tell that even though she's ranch bred
). Don't get me wrong, she honestly works and tries her best to understand what's asked. But I can't say her energy goes up really with anything consistently. I mean sometime she looks curious on trail, sometime more energetic in ring, but I can't really say she's excited. And my jumping instructor as well as the guy I took lessons on cows with said she doesn't look like she cares much about it.
P.S. She gets excited about the bucket with grain!