Do you have a specific train of thought in mind? Do you know what you want to accomplish? Do you ride to just ride? OR Do you base your riding off what your horse is doing that day...say he won't stand still. Do you put up the fight to make him stand still or do you get to moving as much as possible? Just wondering... I had specific plans in mind when I rode Max, but after his actions, we up and changed what we were going to work on. I think I realized that I do like to outsmart him...once in awhile we ride and have a nice smooth ride...but for some reason, both he and I think it can be boring if there's no power struggle...I know one day, I will win, but in the meantime... Do ya'll like to outsmart your horses or do you just "get the job done" and ride without any issues? Which do you prefer?