Originally Posted by smrobs
And, on the other hand, I could technically call my old horse Denny bombproof because he doesn't spook at anything, but he's very sensitive and responds quickly to very light cues. Any beginner rider would get themselves hurt on him.
I agree. Our penner, Angel, is like this. If you are stopped and cue a lope, you're going right to a lope. If you shift deep in the saddle, you will stop (now). If you rest your heel on her side, you will turn, and if get in her mouth, she will toss her head. A don't put beginners on her, but do put less experienced riders on her in the ring for the sole purpose of understanding how responsive a finished horse is and letting her teach them. Posted via Mobile Device