Nyx, a very wise woman told me last weekend that she's never regretted not giving someone more time to change. If she wasn't happy or wasn't being treated well in the relationship, it just wasn't worth it. She applies this to all relationships; significant others, friends, and clients [she is an instructor]. She said she has never looked back and thought, "I should have given that person more time to come around," and sometimes it's a blessing in disguise. *hugs*
I love the ponies that think they're going really fast, EHOD. My little one thinks she's the quickest little beast around when in reality... lol.
There are two other horses at my little barn besides my two. Paya is an 8ish year old mare... Appendix? No idea, really. Anyway, she's a pretty horse, built pretty well, good thick bone, strong back, good hoof, just FAT. She is very neglected by her owner, she is very, very rarely out, and when she is, she rides Paya into the ground and just puts her away. Paya started out being a bit of a jerk on the ground, pushy and disrespectful, and she got out once and didn't let me catch her, I had to use my horses to encourage her back in. But we've bonded a bit, I always take time to scratch her when I'm out with my girls. Anyway, my point it, I just got a better paying job and by next year, I think I may offer to buy Paya. This horse just has a lot of potential, and she'd be fun to but some work into and then rehome to a nice 4H home or some such, where she will get work and hopefully not so neglected. Obviously, this is a ways out, but I really do hope it works out. And posts like this are useless without pictures! Feel free to guess on her breed to, if you want!