Originally Posted by TheRoughrider21
Hmm I should have made this clearer. My friend bought a horse for barrel racing and she called me up saying he just wouldn't run like his ad said. I took him in to work with him and she was right. He didn't like barrels so in my terms, he had hit a wall. If a horse doesn't like what they're doing, they won't perform to their best ability(in my experience). In that case, I said your horse has "hit a wall". No amount of training is going to make him like it anymore or perform any better so he has "hit a wall". That same horse was sold to a lady who did trail ridiong and he excelled at it.
Sorry for any confusion I might have caused, but I hope I cleared it up now. =)
I have a ton of experiance with dogs, mainly rescues on euth. Lists and a lot with wolfdogs with less then perfect histories, I have found that especially in these wold hybrids that if you don't raise them and handle them right from the critical first few months as a puppy that there is only so far they can go (or are willing to go) as far as training and behavior rehab, or it takes years and years and still they're never what a normal dog should be.
I don't think I've run across any examples of it in my short experiance with horses, but I'm sure it happens with them occasionally too.