Yes the rearing was a problem for the previous owner, not that it isn't for me as well. So far we've only had the rearing episode once. I was standing on the ground for that one and told her, her belly button was cute, but I didn't want to see it again from that angle. This happened the first time I took her out on a trail ride. She had never been trail ridden before and she was very stressed about going out alone. I have friends that ride, but it is so hard to get them to confirm a trail ride, that I often go out alone, leaving my husband a map and directions of where I've gone and when I'll be back. Unfortunately where I live, cell phone reception is hit and miss, so taking a cell phone along is questionable.
Anyway thank you for the compliments and I'm sure I will be posting updates of her as we go along. If I could get better pics of her, I would post her in the thread "Breeding Quality" just for fun. The person doing the critics was very good. I don't plan on breeding her, because I have a 2yr. old now and with a horses life expectancy right around 30+ years, should nothing bad happen, that would put me well into my 80's.
Of course I hope to still be doing the horse thing then, but health wise for me who knows. So, I think we will just stick with Pistol.