I am not so sure it wasn't for the best that she decided to keep it - best for you that is. I am not saying anything bad about the breed, mind you. But...they are really "different" horses. I got one, a filly, last Nov to keep my mare company. She had zero training. On the plus side, they are easy
to train. On the down side they will insert themselves into every equation and are not easily "put off". You have to "get with them" in a different manner than a "normal" horses - they are far from stupid, they just take a different "approach", IMO. So, it depends on what you are use to how "enjoyable" they are. I love our little stinker, but I named her Jolene and decided "Marlene" would have been better - after Marlie the Dog. Yeah, that
kind of "different". My mare is an appyX, but I have had QH's all my life prior...and naturally find QH's (or appyX's
) a far
better breed. Haffies are cute, I will hand them that..and stout, wow! Are they stout!! As far as the chub goes, if they are exercised you can maintain their girlish figure pretty well, and
let them indulge...that is, in the event you ever set your sites on another one of those little monsters.
But, really - I don't think you are missing a thing!