I just lost my huge long reply :(
In short, I told my parents about her. They are considering making them an offer. I know that she will have issues still, and be tough to work with.
But, I will either send her to a natural horsemanship trainer, or work in natural horsemanship with her myself. She needs to form a bond with a person before they hop on her back, and end up on the ground.
She is exactly what I would be if I were a horse. I would be scared of spooky things on the trail, if I was not trusting of my rider.
I would be scared of loading into a trailer when people I don't trust are yanking on me and hitting me to get in.
I would try to get them off of my back when they just hop on and expect me to do what they ask.
She needs someone with light hands, patience, dedication, time, more patience, and empathy.
I am positive that if I wait until she is ready to be ridden, and just do groundwork until then, and work on trust, she will be an amazing little horse.
If it takes a month, a year until I can ride, so be it.. we're in no rush.
I have 7 years experience. I admit I am nowhere near an experienced rider. But, I do have patience and can relate to horses. I think that is all she needs.
The most experienced rider in the world would not make her happy nor cooperative. She just needs one person to love her, trust her, and look after her. I so badly hope we can get her. She has an amazing personality, and that's all we need to start out.
If I get her. I am going to start from scratch, and just forget about the past.
He knows when you're happy He knows when you're comfortable He knows when you're confident And he always knows when you have carrots.