I agree; a well trained horse is worth much more than conformation and looks. However, just because she has a chain does not necessarily mean that she is not well trained - that seems like an assumption to me. She is 5 years old and green. She needs miles, there is no doubt about that. I didn't need the chain today but put it on out of habit. Also, just because it is on, doesn't mean it is being used. If she is behaving herself and not balancing on the lunge line then the chain is as good as off.