Finding a horse with a good work attitude
I own an older ex-dude ranch horse that I purchased specifically to help me with my riding confidence and in the two years I’ve owned her she has definitely done that. She is a lovely horse, in fact she does as asked to what I believe is to the best of her training and conformation, but she has a sour attitude about the whole riding thing. I think of my horse as a partner and enjoy doing things together. I don’t blame my horse from her past experiences as a dude ranch horse riding nose to trail every day. She is old and has put in her time so to speak. I’ll be ready to progress onto something more challenging soon and would really like to find a horse with a can-do attitude. A horse that looks forward to work and willing to learn new things. How do you look for that type of attitude when you are horse shopping?