Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Western Australia
A bit like people, horses are all individual, and like people you will find some you click with and others you could happily never see again.
Horse we had for a bit last year was superficially laid back, stubborn when pushed and seriously alpha female if pushed too far, a bit like me LOL we got on well together,
A different horse we had the same time, was... well a bit thick, prissy and temperamental. Just didn't like her at all, much like people like that.
Our pony Rose, friendly and eager to please, but needs to trust you and that takes time, easily scared but not mean about it. I get on well with her, but its not a friendship as such, more like a mother - daughter relationship. We like each other, she trusts me, but I need to be firm and take control and she likes that about me.
In my opinion, pick your horse based on your experience, what you want to do etc first before looking at personality. Then look at their personality and instead of comparing it to yours, compare it to people you know, then reflect on what your relationship is like with that person. That's a reflection of how you will interact with the horse with the same personality.
Good Luck, and importantly, be honest with yourself.