Oh no Citrus, I was specifically told she had "small" issues with the vet, but if the vet just went slow and it was fine. After the vet check I called them about her behavior (rearing & kicking) and THEN she told me that the other vet just twitched her right away and whipped through everything.
I was also specifically told that she was/is a push button hunter/jumper pony and perfectly trained, just too sensitive and perfectly trained for a child. That's a very very far cry from a horse that leaps forward everytime either of your legs touch it (doesn't bend with them either, just goes forward and fast), doesn't turn, and has no idea what your saying when you ask her to stop. Rears when you mess with her mouth, rears when the stethoscope gets near her, kicks like mule if you mess with her ass (thermometer), is very nervous about farrier work, etc.
No matter who you are or what training methods you use, that is not a well-trained horse. It's not like I'm bombarding her with crap either. I waited for over a week to start riding her and have been working on groundwork and getting her to relax and trust me. Our sessions have been short and sweet and I ask her for a little bit at a time.
As I said before she IS a very quick learner. She's doing very well turning now and picked up flexing in 3 -15 min rides. She also picked on turn on the forehand very quickly. She isn't perfect at any of this of course and when she gets startled it all flys out the window because it isn't second nature to her yet, but I have a lot of hope for her. The whoa is a bigger issue and I won't be taking her off property until we've got that down pat.
As I said before, none of her problems are too much for me. I'm just annoyed that I wasn't given the truth about her training level.