Milton is not Rodney. I forget this.
When I’m grooming Milton, I will slooowly reach toward his head with a brush. He stands there. Then I remember Milton is not head-shy; I can brush his head like any other part of his body.
I take Milton for a walk. He utterly fails to get uptight. (Unless, of course, we encounter a flock of turkeys, or a storm blows in, or other horse-alert events.) The response to the average walk varies between, ‘Meh.’ and ‘Why are we doing this?’ Milton has his moments (see above). Trudging around the perimeter of his own field is not one of them.
This is all on the ground. If-and-when I ever ride them (HA!), it will be interesting to see how the two horses compare & contrast.
If you ride more than one horse regularly, do you tend to a type? Or do you enjoy variety?
Thank you for reading,