I also see you only copied a portion of the post and seem to have missed the portion where I talk about how I wasn't informed of the horses behavior until this past Friday. That's just over three months of working a horse that apparently is potentially dangerous.
I must say that Knight is the quietest horse at the barn, which still surprises me considering everything I’ve been told about him from when he was younger. He takes everything in stride, goes out on the trails around the barn alone and, other than getting a little snort-y and taking a side step or two, he hasn’t spooked at anything.
It wasn't so much him doing well...I can't go into details, but it had more to do with the training and his ability to put up with it, than his ability to do the job handed to him.
It's still not making much sense...but I'm sure it's not easy or fun to learn that plans made won't work either.