They do have their personalities, just like people: some are sweet and gentle, others are feisty, and still others are mean.I had ponies growing up. They could be quite mean and bite people. If they were really pissed they would kick you.
Grrr.I had goats too. They were fun, sort of like a dog. They loved to chase you and you chasing them, with a headbut thrown in or wrestling with their horns. Also a pet goose that was a good watchdog and would chase and bite strangers. It ruled the yard. Ponies, yes each had their own personalities. It was hard to tell my cousins from the city not to run up and start petting them. In books ponies are always cute and nice.