For those who have or had Baby Green Popeye K babies
I'm interested in others experience so I can set realistic expectations for my greenie.
I have a 6 year old Popeye K baby that just went off to his first horse show to actually show. He's been to horse shows prior but only to site see. He has been very naughty at the show. When he decides he doesn't want to do something he refuses to go forward, instead he goes up or backward. I have a pretty well known rider on him at the moment and he is scheduled to debut in the baby greens tomorrow.
I am interested in others experience with temperament in this particular pedigree. My horse has been on the show grounds for a week so he should be getting better but it's still touch and go. He's worse out of the ring than in. I chose this horse because the Popeye K influence is supposed to lend itself to amateur friendly rides. Of course I know that's a generalization but he's proving to have quite a stubborn streak that is magnified now that he has to be a big boy. I hope this is a very short phase.
Has any other Popeye's decided they preferred their pasture to the show ring and taken awhile to get over it?