Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Palmyra, Wisconsin
I just want to clear a few things up. I am the barn owner of the stable where Misty was/is being worked with by my assistant. Misty came here with many bad habits, including kicking, biting, dangerous to lead, and her favorite, slamming her whole head and neck into her handler. In the few weeks that's she been here, she's overcome many of these issues, but she still reverts back to her old ways with her owner unless the owner is given specific instructions and supervision while handling Misty.
We don't want to own this horse, but we would very much like to find her an appropriate experienced horse person so Misty will have the best chance of becoming a safe, useful horse.
Misty is very smart, but she's learned that she is bigger, stronger, and quicker than people, which makes her potentially dangerous in the wrong hands.
The person in the video is the trainer, and she needed to handle Misty firmly and consistently in a military style or Misty would take advantage. I would not classify her as green broke, she is just started under saddle. In my opinion, less than two weeks under saddle does not make green broke.
We wish Misty the very best in life and hope she finds the right owner.