Bravo! I would have stopped her at the crappy saddle part! Haha I woulda been like "use my saddle or get off my property, ya jerk!"
And actually, I'm not too surprised about the steering and all that. I met a girl a few months ago (who claimed she used to own 7 horses and barrel race them), then had "the pleasure" of seeing her around horses, and saw her ride them. Well, this girl was flinching each time a horse stomped at a fly, she didn't know how to direct rein (which is more common than I had ever thought possible... weird stuff), and she had never cantered before. How did she do barrels without cantering? I have no idea. I was having a hard time believing that she had actually been around horses before so I asked her best friend who was in another of my classes, and evidently she grew up around hoses! Scary stuff, for sure.
I hope you find that perfect home for Honey! =)