ok kristy, i'm going to try to address this in the order you posted your response. LOL
We bought this horse at a "horse sale" in oct. She has had several owners, between the original breeder and me. I'm sure that most of the sales were because people couldn't/wouldn't work with her. She is appendix reg. QH, now 5 yrs old. She was sold as (your fav term) "green broke". Ok no prob for me. But in reality what I got was an extremely barn/buddy sour horse, that had virtually no training. She didn't know how to respond to a bit, and all she knew how to do was follow other horses (her buddies) around, doing whatever they were doing.
So yes, I would have to agree with you that she is probably very insecure, little confidence, and spoiled.
Now let me interject this side note:
Once I bought her I HAD to take her to my friends' house and keep her there for awhile. She had 3 horses, and of course, tj latched onto the alpha mare there. They became great friends and she followed libby everywhere she went.
I sent her to the trainer for 5 weeks. He worked very hard with her and I am comfortable and happy with the results from his work.
THEN, she came home to my house. Main reason? The trainer (NICK) said that because she was so buddy sour, she needed to go to my home where she would be ALONE and have to learn to depend on ME for companionship and that she could survive alone. So we brought her home and I do ALL care of her. My hubby (even though he can) will not feed her or help with much of anything (he did help me blanket her last weekend), so that she has to depend on me. Somedays I will go to her several times throughout the day and just visit with her. Rubbing, brushing, talking, etc. other days I just go down twice for her feedings.
Throughout everything, her main focus(NOW), almost 24/7, is the cows across the road from our place. She will stand at the south end of her pen and just watch them. She will even stop eating to turn and watch them. There is nothing I can do to stop this, because right now that is the only location for her to be. Later on this spring, we will be fencing in a larger pasture for her, but even there she will be able to see the cows. THERE ARE NO OTHER Horses here. There are some drafts 1½ miles west of us, but she can't see them of course.
Now back to my main problem.....
I do not anticipate her stopping because somedays she will go on. So I never know from one day to the next which one will happen. When she stops, I will turn her in a few circles and then attempt to get her to go forward. Sometimes she will, other times she will not. Its those times (not) that she will get angry and start rearing. She will turn circles all day (till i'm dizzy)
BTW, she doesn't like to stand still either, and will start her rearing then too. OR she will start backing up. One day she backed over 100 yards.
When she starts the rearing, I will grab one rein low and start turning her.
Let me add this......the SECOND she does good, I release the rein pressure and start praising her abundantly. I know it is so important to release when they do what you want. And I love how Ken McNabb says to take them where they want to be and work the crap out of them. I have tried to do this anytime I have a problem with her. That's why yesterday when she only wanted to go east, I said ok, and then I worked her as much as I could in that location. And then when we got home, I didn't put her up. I tied her to the hitching post that she hates the most. She stood there for at least an hour. I already posted above what happened there.
Once she was standing like a good girl (alone) for several minutes, then I unsaddled her, groomed and put her away.
With all that said, I think you have her pretty well figured out.
so I will do what you have suggested and see what happens. Hopefully I can do this tomorrow afternoon. Thanks for all the help.