It's a learning experience with each new partner.
Many years ago I bought the mare I rode endurance with because of a fall. The fall was my fault but I was so impressed with how she handled it (I would have taken her anyway) but the fall cinched it. I took her out for a little ride and when I got back the owners asked how it went. I said, "Oh, great. I fell off. I want her." Their expressions were priceless.
If you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it's because your tactics suck. ~ Marine 1SGT J. Reifinger