We've talked about what your horse doesn't like to do, and I don't want to confuse this with that. I'm not talking about personality quirks or training foibles. Tell me: if you could change something (or things) about your horse, what would you?
This is an easy one. I would change how Max spooks. Even the most bombproof horse will spook at something, be it a horse fly biting sensitive areas, a tree falling (been there, done that...twice), to anything else unexpected. How the horse spooks matters. Unfortunately, Max tends to bolt and this scares me. I would much rather he spook in place, or just do one of those jumps to the side and stand still rather than taking off.
|"Gunfire didn't bother me Saturday. I was a good boy!"|
But in the end, I do love what I have. He definitely keeps me on my toes and is teaching me a lot.