First of all, I do not know why you all assume that it was a public message that made me feel this way...it wasn't, it was a private message.
Secondly, I am fully aware that a horse is not a small house pet.
Third, I obviously know that the behavior is dangerous, hence I am seeking advice and help. I am also fully aware that the bond comes from respect, and while I do care about the eventual bond, right now I want to be able to safely and effectively handle this horse, or any other that may cross my path that could be a potential danger to myself, others, or itself.
Fourth, I have thicker skin than any of you will ever know...when your daughter is fight against cancer and fighting for her life, you have nothing but thick skin...its the only way you can survive as a mother.
But like I said in the first post I have received a lot of constructive help on this forum and other places and people, and I am pleased to say that with a stud chain and her "thinking" about pulling some behaviors, me correcting, and longing her hard, we actually got somewhere today.
Who would have thought a "vent" about a very rude private message would have caused so many people to get offended...and I'm the thin-skinned one?