Lucky challenges me mentally and emotionally more than any other horse I have ever worked with. Getting a read on why he says “no” can be tricky. He is very sensitive and emotional, and reactive. Much more than my other Arabian Ben. I’d be curious to know if that is a difference common to Polish vs. Egyptian Arabian lines… So, back to Lucky. Lots more “no’s” last night. They didn’t last as long, and we reached a point of calmness faster, so I feel I’m on the right track. Just waiting for that final insight and a breakthrough to full acceptance, for both of us.
I know I can ride him bareback, and he is calm about that. For long rides, a saddle would be more comfortable for us both.