I have two yearlings - you can see them on my HF barn - Triple Platinum and Scotch Times Tuffy... I worked them this evening for a few minutes on the longe line, and the results were the polar opposite of what I expected!
Tuff was rather difficult, very stubborn, and did NOT want to move forward. He was pulling on me pretty much the entire time, and I kept having to kiss, cluck, crack the whip, tap him, smack him, etc. to keep him going. It was ridiculous. He had quite the attitude about it. And then? He didn't want to woah. I know this horse has been worked, he's been fit and shown in halter.
Turd? A freaking angel. She can be a little cocky to handle, but all you have to do is give her a firm reason not to do that, and she's fine. She'll test you, and you have to keep on her - but otherwise? She's pretty okay. She happily moved forward, woah'd, changed directions, and moved with her head perfectly level, like she knows she's going to be a WP horse some day. Though today? Turd earned herself the right to a new name.
So either way, we were going to sell Turd and keep Tuff - but I think we may have that a little messed up. Mom doesn't like Turd's attitude - but mom never works with any of the horses, and they all give her attitude - Turd's just a little more outspoken, so to speak. Like me. And that's why I've grown to like the Turd. She's my spitting image. We're both blonde, have curves - she's got a prettier face though! LOL
And to debunk any 'good day bad day' arguments - both have been worked a little in showmanship training, and the results were the same.
So, do I have it all wrong? Should I be selling Tuff instead?