Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: NW Pennsylvania
Responsive is not always bad. I have a mare who is great for beginners because if she feels them losing there balance she stops trotting. She is very responsive and does downward transitions (trot to walk, walk to stop) only w/ the use of seat (tightening and squeezing my butt muscles together). I have another gelding much less responsive, but he does not tolerate anything short of perfectly executed commands or he throws fits. He's actually a huge pain, but a great show horse (diva). So if someone asked me I'd say the mare is way more responsive AND way better for beginners... The thing you need to know is what they do when they respond responsively...lol.