Originally Posted by Taffy Clayton
Has he ever been on trails? What is his temperment, how are his ground manners?
Until a few weeks ago, all his riding was outside. I took him last week on a 5 hour ride and he did great. Only crossed water twice and a bridge. Rode with slack in the reins the whole time. It was just me and 1 other guy, but he was fine whether leading or following. Rode in the trailer quiet too. He's gentle to be around. He is the boss of the herd when he's turned out here.
Very good on the ground, not goosey or jumpy. Just responsive. The only time he crowded me was when I was leading him and pulling a long water hose. He was pretty sure it was a really long snake chasing him. He didn't do anything bad, just scrambled a little. But he got over it. You could say he's respectful and responsive. He'll move over for you and back off you when you ask.