Elle didn't work out
I had Elle, the 6 year old appy mare for a month and decided she just wasn't right for me. She was a very bossy mare from the start but being the beginner I am didn't really notice for a while. She was pushy, stomped her feet when you pick them up...stuff like that. I still liked her though. I actually decided against keeping her when I tried to mount her for the first time and she reared up in the middle of mounting. I jumped down grabbed the reins from my friend while she was stomping and rearing and calmed her down but it made me worry about ever mounting her again.
I suppose that my confidence is shot and I'm just going to wait a while before I look around too much. If a great horse comes my way fine but I'm not going to go out looking right now...especially since I already put $800 into Elle just to send her back :(