Katie – The real problem is not the horse – it is me. We do all that routine stuff, but he still shows off in front of strangers (and dragons). We only show about 4 or 5 times a year, and always at home in the ring where he works all the time. Sometimes he just has Arabian days, but they are different from his show behavior, which is bratty. Been doing this for 57 years, and never had an issue until I fell last summer, and got a permanent injury.
It is never the horse's fault