Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Sounds like this mare just needs some patience and good experiences under her belt. I honestly believe, from what you have written, that she will blossom into a wonderful riding horse if given the chance and time to recover from whatever happened to her previously. She just needs to be able to trust somebody.
So just stay consistent. Good experiences, no matter what the lesson is, always end on a good note and you should have no problem getting her up to speed.
She is gorgeous by the way, and very well put together in my opinion. Kudos to you for not giving up on the girl, even though she is not what you were looking for.
** Don't be the rider who gallops all night and never sees the horse that is beneath him **