Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Central Hill Country Texas
Like everyone else has pointed out….
The personality of the horse
The past experiences of the horse
The degree of change for the horse; new plants, new smells, new sounds (going from an urban or suburban setting to a rural one), going from being stalled mostly to being on pasture 24/7, being not worked regularly to being worked often, new feed, new hay, new feeding schedule.
if the people handling the horse are by nature themselves, nervous, confident, anxious or relaxed.
“You spend your whole life with horses and just about the time you think you have them figured out, a horse comes along that tells you otherwise.” –quote from my very wizened trainer