I am VERY green, but I don't really know where she's at. She's good with kids moving all around her, and having them led on her back. She did good while I was riding her, but when she decided that she was done she started acting up a bit and because I'm not confident she got her way. That is why I want to take lessons. I think that it's more me than her.
Like I said she was a rescue, so we don't know her past. All we know is that I walk up to the gate and she comes running, but my husband couldn't catch her with a bag of apples, literally. He rode her before we bought her and she did fine in their small pen, but she wouldn't let him load her. He really didn't think much of it since he really didn't plan on doing much with her. When he tried to ride her at home she ran off with him, reared, bucked, jerked her head, she tried to walk off on him while he tried to mount. She stood stock still when I mounted after his joy ride. I really do understand your opinion and am not making excuses for the horse, I just know how she acts with me and how she acts with him around. He is slowly trying to weasle his way in with a little time just loving on her when she deems him worthy. We are hoping that with some time and affection that she will come to trust again.