If this mare is a good kid horse, she's worth her weight in gold! Any horse who takes care of green riders & children belongs in a special class. You can't breed that, you just stand in awe of it!
Would you believe it was this same horse less than a full year ago who would go onto the trail, maybe 100 meters from the barn -- then whorl/rear, and rear more if you dared touch the rein to try and turn her back out? Horribly cinchy to the point she bit a woman on the arm (my boss) and left a bruise for weeks? Would spook so badly when she was tied she broke numerous boards? Would kick the daylights out of anyone who even thought of touching her feet?
I meant it when I said I learned more off of this mare than any of our "babysitters." I have been the only thing standing between her and the nearest auction house more than once... And here she is, previously grouchy & unapproachable to a loving babysitter in her own rights (still a smidge cinchy though), and will quietly pick up all 4 feet.