I was shocked to hear it as well. It was actually the owner's child that told me (very proudly) that "she just loooooves tortillas and bread"!
Thank you, but I can't take credit for this transformation (though in these pictures she is not conditioned), it was my aunt. I did however handle her re-education. This little mare had a lot of issues, major fear. The first day I went to see her I asked if I could ride. When they brought out the saddle her entire body started to literally shake. Couldn't touch her ears, or get a halter on if she was loose (hence her halter being on in photo #1). Needless to say I didn't ride, but spent the next couple of weeks doing basic ground work and gaining trust. Today she is a happy camper packing around kids and posing for pictures and is very well loved by her owner (my aunt). Here she is on Valentines Day this year (looking like a wooly bully in her winter Jammies)!!
(and yes, that hackamore is waaaaaay too low. We have a pony sized headstall on order!)