Here is what I will tell you, and it may not be the norm. Ignore it and carry on. When I first got on Max, he was the "pony that couldn't be ridden". Literally a throw-me-on-and-send-me-off type deal. He took off at a manic gallop and had the smarts to brace himself against reins and aids to throw his rider. He spooked at anything, anytime. I learned patience, to get off him and lead him through things he was scared of and push him through the rest. But I knew I could ride through and it was never a safety issue for me. He wasn't the pony that couldn't be ridden. He was the pony that nobody wanted to spend time on. I stayed on, I urged him forward. I carried on. This little pony has become beginner safe simply because I sat on him, said, "whatever, you do you until you get where you need to be." All that to say, sometimes it takes time. And patience. And the ability to stick through it. Perfect horses do not come to you perfect. Teach your horse and let him teach you. Time will tell you if it pays off.