What's your current fitness level - are you strong enough
5. I feel like I would do best on a "total packer" so that I can focus on improving my riding. I think it's fair to characterize me as a timid rider now (about a year in after a 15-year break), although I'm working on that, and my seat and technique are definitely not where they need to be. I'm not sure if I "need" that kind of horse, but my ride on the lease candidate was definitely the most pleasant I've had since taking up riding again.