My dad has just got a new horse. She is sweet as on the ground, but there has not been much going on up top ince we have got her. Dad's instructor has gottem him to do "join up" with Tess (the horse) (I do Parelli with my little man, and it's kinda like liberty, but a tad more forceful. I ALWAYS start playing with Cappy on-line before we do liberty, otherwise he's not connected.) Dad and Tess have been doing "join up" for about a month and a half now. Just this weekend, Dad and Tess have had a break-though. Tess is now wanting to be with Dad as soon as he lets her go. Dad rode Tess and apparently, she did not put a hoof wrong! No pig-rooting or picking up the wrong lead in canter or even rushing, and that must be hard for her! I think all horses have had a bond with at least one human in their life time. I have a great bond with Cappy (but still have very far to go) and now Tess with Dad.