Originally Posted by Magenta
2. Today was the first time in years that I've felt excited about riding my horse. He was a bit stroppy because I made him do stuff he thought was difficult, but once he realised it was non-negotiable he discovered that he could do it after all, and then he felt clever, which he is, and as a result his confidence skyrocketed and he was an absolute delight.
Just the same as learning something new on the kit, or indeed, stepping out on stage for the first time :)
BTW, stop what?