Eric was at my barn years ago. I had asked him to read my horse. She was not good at what I wanted her to do. Eric asked me if I did dressage with the horse. I gladly volunteered that I did and the horse just was not good at it. Eric pointed out to me that the horse. She showed him she wanted to do barrel racings and she showed him that she wants to win and get the rose filled neck wreath. I could not do barrels so I was not happy. I asked him to convince her to do dressage. He was firm with me and said you need to do barrels or get another rider who wants to do this with her. I was frustrated and upset but my father agreed and we found some else to ride the horse doing barrels. She won every race she was in!