It is tempting to work difficult horses more; longer, more frequent, more consistent and sometimes harder, than the naturally quiet horses. In reality they often need this. Some are like troublesome teenagers who need to be kept busy just to keep them out of trouble.
But don’t overlook the quiet one. Just because he is naturally quiet doesn’t make him less deserving of your time, effort and energy. In fact, these are often the hidden gems that when polished outshine the rest.