Thank you fellow horse people!
It is all good so far. She hasn't kicked me, doing a fair bit of gorund work. Had the farrier come do her feet on Saturday and she didn't kick him so that also helped my confidence in seeing her handled and how she handled it all.
We are certainly developing a trust and bond. I can push her away from something, she generally yields to me but more often backwards, even when I am trying to get her front end around. So working on the front end yield.
She is still a bit bargy ie she will walk right near me and I move back so she doesn't walk on me. I know this needs to change... I am working on it.
I have a horse float in the yard at the moment and work with her everyday trying to get her comfortable with floating. She spooks quite a bit. But we are getting there. Her love of hay overrides her fear of the float! She only comes near it when I am in it (I am thinking she is trusting me!), I chat to her and give her a scratch and rub when she has come in and then backed out. I wait until she is out before I get too close as she is likely to spook and do the bolt. Safety first!
Any float tips?
The NH trainers I have engaged have suggested I go out to their place for a look around, and then consider boarding Elly there for a few days. The do a few block lessons over those days, as they have the setup we can utilise (round pens, other horses etc). Then come home with her and work on what we learn for a while. Does this sound like a good idea?
Thank you all again - I really appreciate the help.