I literally did not know where this topic would fit in, so I hope this is good enough.
I have this pinto mare, vet checked her teeth to be around 15 years old. We got her at an auction in I think maybe 2013, in October, for a friend who was getting into horses. Mare is a short, maybe 14.2/3hh chestnut pinto. Kind of on the stocky side. We brought her home. She chilled and got used to friend's place for a week before anyone rode her there. My parents, sister, and I went over to see how she was. I even rode her. She was fine, only problem was she wanted to nibble grass.
In the long run, friend did not give her quality time, let her get away with things. When the mare scared friend, she handed her off to her dad to ride out. Eventually I bought her in October, 2014. She was a dangerous wreck. Tore through a round pen, reared, had no respect, I had no control. Our farrier worked with her once, and I have been on her ever since. In fact, I have a show on the 23rd and I am entered in the Queen of the Rodeo with her.
This leads me to my question that I seem to have strayed off from. Once she shed out, we could see scars on both sides of her neck, same general area. Right side was much worse. Farrier (who has rodeo experience and what not) looked at them, and said they were from spurs.
So, she was a bucking bronc, or maybe someone tried to train her to be one. How likely is it that a bucking bronc can be retrained? I know it is the strap that makes them buck. I have read about broncs being regular riding mounts during the week and buckers during the weekend. Also, they tend to be crosses, right? What breed do you think she is?
Excuse my derpyness.