Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington State
Ha, this is an interesting thread.
I have often been told that my horse matches me perfectly. Which is how I ended up buying a horse a couple of years sooner than I planned.
We like to say she has ADHD/oh shiny syndrome- she can stand still when absolutely required- and I do require it at times. But she knows if I didn't demand it, she can be wiggly. Which is identical to me. Nothing diagnosed, don't care either way, but I just mean easily distractable, pays attention to more than one thing at a time.
She is super laid back, which isn't always like me. When I first got her I was super nervous frequently with her, as it was all so new. She was just turning 3 then. She quickly learned that my quicker nervous energy way of being wasn't anything to be worried about, and has never been reactive to it. Tho she obviously responded better to me once I calmed down my nerves.
She is very curious. On trail rides she is the first usually to go investigate the new odd thing, which is just like me. Tho she usually has to try to eat it, thankfully I outgrew that stage, lol.
She can't walk a straight line to save her life... I am sure they fact that I am just as bad or worse, probably is not helping that!
You should never put a green rider and a green horse together, but since she was such a level headed girl, I have to say that I am really glad that our trainer/friend who started her realized that there was something there between the two of us that would just work, because it does. :)
Any my husband's horse matches him to a T as well. :)