I see people saying that it's important that your horse like his job. I totally agree! However, unless it's very obvious, how can you tell if your horse does NOT like his job? Or even that he does? Example 1: Handsome OTTB gelding. Stunning jumper. Old owner said he hated jumping so she sold him as a dressage horse. He didn't refuse jumps and had won ribbons in jumping and eventing. Example 2: Handsome OTTB gelding (a different one). Owner says he hates dressage but loves being ridden as a show hunter. She is going to sell him because of this web though she loves him to death and talking about it males her cry. What are signs that a horse loves or hates their work?