Dixie is a very quick little mare. I guess you can call her "automatic". She will run just about any type of running event that you put in fron of her from the standard pattern, to poles, to texas barrels, to the arena race. She is running between 2D and 3D times depending on how you push her. She has no bite, buck, or rear. She may get a little hoppy before a run, but thats because she gets hyped up. Good in the gate. Nothing seems to bother her. I would not recommend her fo a beginner, as she can get a little hot.