To cut a long story short, my husband gave me a 3 yr old QH colt as a wedding present and we don't exactly get along (me and the horse LOL). I had a nasty fall riding and gave up for several years, and I am frightened of him and he knows it. He's the herd boss, and he bites and pushes me around with his head if I try and do any groundwork with him. He won't lead either. My husband doesn't have the time to work with him every day, although the horse doesn't act that way with him because he knows he isn't afraid of him; my husband is also much taller than me, and I think that makes a difference with his behaviour too. He's going to a trainer this weekend to be reformed, but I don't know how much that will change him and his attitude to me. I've been looking at more gentle horses, and came across this Tennessee Walking Horse. Does anyone know about these horses, and this one's conformation in particular? Everyone on the ranch is a QH person, and these horses aren't exactly common in NM. He's little, at 14.1hh, but then so am I LOL According to his pedigree he has 6 World Gaited Champions in the last 3 generations. I'm looking for a gentle but not lazy horse that I can get my confidence back with, and advance with. I grew up riding English, so this whole Western thing is very different to me too. I don't like riding with my reins just hanging LOL. Also we live in very rough country, so it needs to be sure footed. It doesn't matter so much if it can work cattle or not, as I can use ranch horses for that.