This is not River.
Neither is this
I know what you're thinking: That's River! He has a star and stripe and 3 socks and lumps on his head and he rocks pink, it must be River!
Well, it's not. I was fooled at first, too, so don't feel bad. It wasn't until I got on that I realized that this horse is not River Mountain Rd.
How do I know? It's very simple. This horse goes forward. He walks on nicely. He trots with purpose. Asking him for more trot results in MORE trot... if anything, a little bit too much trot. He listens to leg without me kicking or picking up my heel or nagging.
I'm not really sure what horse this is, but I'm not complaining! It's pretty nice having a horse who has a working go button! (Brakes are fully functional, also.)
I don't know where the real River Mountain Rd is, but I'm very much enjoying his twin!