EL6, so sorry to hear Selena is still having some problems, it seems odd to say, but I hope it is an abcess and comes out soon. Or something else easily treatable anyway...
However, your little Vee is the cutest little filly! She is such a looker!
Thanks for sharing and keep those pictures coming!!!!
I too had a crazy mare that would do a huge spook-n-buck and dump me on a regular basis...she is the reason I got into Dressage, it was the only way I could ride her...completely away from other horses in a fence!
She was an Appy/TB cross and quite crazy...on the trails she nearly killed me more than once; if another horse, even one she knew, rode up behind us at more than a shuffling walk, that mare would take off like she was shot out of a cannon and we would be barreling thru the woods as if the hounds of Bakersville were chasing us
She didn't see or hear anything, and forget trying to stop her with anything as lame as a bit...oh no, the only thing that would stop her was another horse aimed straight at her head, then she would do the famous spook-n-buck and I would find myself bouncing along the ground by the reins until I remembered how to open my fingers and let go...
Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately???) She always managed to find her way home, or back to the trailer if we had trailered in. Once there, she would wait impatiently for my return, working herself into a panic at she trotted back and forth, head up & nostrils flaring, and absolutely refusing to let anyone catch her. Of course, as soon as I arrived, she would come at me in a dead gallop, nickering loudly the whole way.
I decided she was just too damaged to be ridden (she was abused at her previous home) so wound up a pretty decent broodmare before retiring to pasture.