Yes, more the same as your boy QSS lol! I find he has a dominant or confident nature, generally it comes down to - he needs more ground manners On the odd occasion where his impatience or confusion has gotten in the way, he has put in a small rear, but I can honestly say he has never scared me. I find him an absolute pleasure to ride, sometimes a little strong but my weakness and lack of good body weight doesn't help that haha! It's when you hop off, you need to show him who the boss is **)
Oh spitting image of our boy! Yes does that tiny hop when he is unsure of just really peed off cause its dinner time and we do not ride when its dinner time according to him. LOL
He can be strong when you ride, but only by choice not stupidity and thats really only when its dinner time and he wants to get it over and done with quickly so he can go to dinner LOL. I find if I do 5-10 minutes of ground work first with him, he is much better in the saddle at dinner time.
Ground manners vary from handler to handler. If you do not demand from him he will walk all over you. He test thing is not to let you pick up his feet. LOL He will just plant all his weight so you cant pick it up or walk forward so you cant pick it up. Started off softly reprimanding him, now its poke in the shoulder or a forcefull back up if he pulls those tricks. But he still tries it on every now and again LOL
The farrier has ended up on the floor twice fighting over his back legs. He hops around while the farrier holds on for dear life. On the 2 occassions he has got the farrier on the ground, straight after he has been an angel LOL. Its like "Hmmm I am the boss and now I have shown you, you can do anything you want with me". He is a funny monkey and we love him to bits. He will always keep us entertained.