I spent a couple hours hanging out with Rev today.One of the trainers, who has been working with his last lease rider, was kind enough to get on him so I could see him under saddle.
After she was done...
I hopped on and took him around the ring a few times. He was better than he was yesterday, but there's still a lot of room for improvement (understatement).
At this point one thing is abundantly clear--Rev is no Trillium. In fact, it's fair to say that he's the anti-Trillium.
And yet, I kind of like him. It makes no sense, but there it is. I'm signing up for a one month trial lease. If all goes well, we'll negotiate a slightly more long term arrangement.