As an experienced riding coach, I pride myself on being able to suss out my riders’ personalities......from the way they ride or approach horses. Now, I know for those new to riding, cautiousness usually comes as standard – a pretty good strategy when you don’t know the front from the back. However, even how riders approach cautiousness tells a tale.
For those more experienced, their ‘stuck points’ are often the same as those they might experience in their life outside riding. I could give you many examples, but I also speak from my own personal experience where my riding coaches often say they want me to develop a bit of ‘edge’ in my riding; ask more, expect more and expect it now.