I think I'm going to try a few of the suggestions before I decide to get rid of it. I never thought of having her kneel, but not sure I want to teach her that, although it might come in handy with my problems mounting from the ground. It might kill 2 birds with one stone. LOL. And thank you, Rookie. She IS special. RIght after we got her, my daughter got dumped off her haflinger and trampled. My husband was riding Nibbles (Short slow ride only) and had to pony the FREAKED out Hafflinger back to the barn, and Nibbles had never ponied anything before. She was only 2, and he dropped her reins so he could handle the haffie, who was rearing, pullng back, and generally being an #**#, and Nibbles calmly walked back to the barn with no guidance, ignoring the antics of the other horse. I love her to death!!! I know she will probably let me down at some point, because after all, she's a horse and a baby to boot. But so far, she's been an angel on earth and just what I needed to get better.