Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
I also believe it is the innocence of the person, coupled with the personality of the horse. Not all horses are meant to have innocent people around them, much less sitting on them.
My Arab loved loved loved babies, toddlers and anyone else too young to think they knew more than he did --- about 12 years was his max for giving undying love and patience. I wanted to use him as a therapy horse, but anyplace I contacted wanted me to surrender him to them and that was not about to happen.
In terms of being as safe and gentle as my Arab, the TWH in my avatar was safe and gentle but he did not know what to do with anyone who, themselves, didn't know what they were doing. He would become nervous around little children, not wanting to hurt them.
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.