No, I don't agree. No such thing as natural talent to ride. Keeping oneself in balance? For people with out inner ear disease, largely a matter of fitness and lack of anxiety. It's fear that causes people to fight the motion and be constantly out of synch with it. Fear can be handled. In some people. I've seen people who stayed all twisted up and out of synch for twenty or thirty years, no matter how many lessons they took....that's stubborn anxiety. And no, I don't think it's indifference that keeps Dona from buying another horse, regardless of what she might say. I think it's 'love' for Calypso, she believes that mare can do it all, pack her babies around, take her for trail rides....no one is discussing the Olympics here.