She is a 7 year old OTTB, not trained in anything really, just a an ordinary school horse. She is an absolute star, not spooky, easy to ride in school and out on hacks. I developed a great connection with her but she tries hard for other students too.
My instructor says she collects but I cannot claim that she does because I'm not sure what true collection is supposed to feel like. I can do simple dressage with her at the trott, leg yields, shoulder in... Her canter is very comfortable but a bit rushed still and my instructor is working on that.
She is not usually used for begginers purely because her speed scares them but she is great for novice riders, even very nervous people like me.
On all occasions the "uphill" happened we were trotting nicely, both posting and sitting. She is almost always forward and she was on those occasions as well. I was keeping consistent contact but not too strong, and I would occasionaly ask for some suppleness by keeping the outside rein firm and squeezing the inside rein until I felt her give a little. She has a very soft mouth so usually I get an instant reaction.
When she goes "uphill" she doesn't change pace, there is no nervousness or fear and no bouncing either.
If there is anything I missed, let me know.