Totally agree! Two years ago my mum bought me a lovely grade c showjumper as a first horse, and for a while he behaved perfectly, but then when he got fittened up, he tried to kill me. Hahaha. He kicked me in the small of my back, bit me all the time and one night bucked me off headfirst through a wooden fence, leaving me concussed with severe muscle damage to my right hip. I still tried after that, purely for his ability to jump, knowing he could take me far, but it took one more psycho fit from him that really pushed my mum to sell him. Both my mum and my yard owner refused to let me sell him, even though I knew he was far too much for me right from the beginning, saying I wouldn't get another pony if he didn't work for me. When my yard owner ended up in the A&E as well as me after riding him, my mum finally bit her lip and sold him, and now he is happily jumping around registered 1.20m tracks, and I am jumping round 80cm tracks and loving it! It turns out Cruise (Cruising bloodlines, who in fact was a mental case himself) was a rig, which explains some of his behavioural issues, I'm so glad I finally won my mum over to sell him, although its a shame it took two hospital visits to convince her in the end! I wish I had read this article before, it would have helped me and my mum a lot, so thank you for writing it!