Lucy is a worrier; a nervous Nellie. Her eyelids have a multitude of lines. In this picture, there are fewer than normal. It must have been the massage I gave her before taking the picture.
Her normal look is exactly like the picture in the article for the horse type labeled "flight risk." She is worried but talented and requires a strong leader. We've got that worked out and get along great.
Jackson is an "open book" according to the article's definition. He's open to trying anything, confident, and easy to be around. Everyone loves him and if I had a dime for everyone who has referred to him as "Sweet Jackson," I could quit my day job. He has a round, open eye with very few wrinkles.
Which brings us to Tex. I think he falls in the category of "work horse'. These horses are semi-confident, looking for secure leadership. This horse can become a great working horse with a strong bond if paired with an experienced and fair rider. Tex is confident and willing to try anything on the trail, but he's a flight risk on the ground. I think his core personality is work horse -- with a bunch of layers of crap and misuse and abuse on top that has accentuated the worried component. If I offer him a secure, safe place to be through my confident, yet soft and consistent, demeanor he relaxes and almost, almost snuggles with me.
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