This is definitely true in the case of some of my horses. I have had a difficult horse and he turned out amazing. I'm now working with another horse who is even worse and I'm sure he'll have equally as much to offer
"I don't care if your trip was a shoe-in for champion, or you got disqualified at the first fence. You walk out of that ring, pet your horse and thank him for not killing you because you know damn well he could have.
“There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.” - William Faulkner ABSOLUTELY LOVE This quote
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed. SO TRUE !