i do appreciate all of your comments-it means a lot to me.thank you! when we went to meet her she was the most docile, loving, sweet and gentle horse in the world. i had a friend with me that hs over 15 years of experience with horses-i didn't want to be 'duped' by being too ignorant so she came along. This horse let us do anything/everything to her-no issues. Loving all the way! Skip ahead to when we got her home-still loving, docile-24 hours passes, starting to see some 'issues'-another 24 hours and she kicked the trainer. This kept progressing day to day until she's at where she is now several weeks later. i'm being told from various folks of all different levels of expertise that she was drugged when we met her and picked her up-that she might have even been kept drugged based on how she acts 'normally'. one person says it's withdrawls from being drugged all the time-but at this juncture-if she was indeed drugged the withdrawls, were there ever any, should all be over. then one day i went to put her blanket on her-one of the straps got wrapped around my arm when i put it on her back-i didn't know this. then when i tried to remove my arm from said strap she went nutsy cuckoo and took off running/jumping-i wasn't too worried, the blanket will come off when i stay still and she goes running and bouncing about. nope. i learned i can run pretty fast backwards while trying to disengage my arm and the blanket from her! in hindsight, now that i'm ok, i do so wish i had that on video, it had to be hilarious to watch! :P that was the day my confidence was crushed tho-what was left of it from all her previous moods. i almost passed out it scared me so badly. so yea, all these issues, yeah, she's going to a new home. i have a trainer who is helping me find her a new home-and helping me work on my confidence-we already have two interested parties-one of which is very familiar with attitudey horses and feels confident she'd do great with them. i'm sure she would. the other people are even less clueless than me but they have no fear-they saw how she acted and didn't bat an eyelash. hmmm. just worried about her being bored or more 'warped' while we 'wait and see' to whom she goes. it may be a few days it may be longer-what can i do for her in the meantime? she has toys, she's fed well and regularly-water always clean and fresh. on her 'good' days i do go in and groom her. just wondering, should i try and halter her if she's having a 'good day' or just let her be and not press my luck? thank you guys, so much! we already have a new horse lined up-one that my friend has known since birth, and has known the owners for a long time-and he's a gentle and very laid back fella-just gotta get this girl into a new home environment, first! i'll keep you posted!