Haha... thanks. I actually haven't done much of anything yet. I work with a lot of the strays around town, and since I began "working" with them, all have become great dogs that love to be around people.
There was one rottweiler in particular. Buda. He was an adorable rottweiler. Several years old when I first met him. He was also the kind of dog that, if he wasn't on a chain, he would be tearing your neck out. But after a year of walking past his house, and talking to him, and just getting him used to being around me, I was finally able to touch him. He wasn't mine, so I couldn't exactly go in and truly work with him, but what I did do what an amazing accomplishment. The owners were so surprised. As was I.
As for the horses, I've worked with several horses (once again, I didn't own them), and went from a horse who wouldn't get near anybody, to a horse that loved being around me and others, and who would eagerly run up to get a cuddle.
Unfortunately... all of these stories ended in tragedy (Buda died of old age, the two Shetland ponies were sold to who knows where, and another horse was killed). Which is why I want to work with other rescues, and have the stories end in joy and happiness.
So... I'm wanting to know what to look for in a rescue horse. I know what to look for in rescue dogs (the eyes, overall scars, both mental and physical, etc). But I have no idea if it's the same when it comes to horses.