Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Stop making excuses for the horse. Even IF she had been abused in the past, which I doubt, there's no reason for her to continue acting like an illmannered, badly trained beast.
The common denominator here is you. If you're 'forgetful' all the time about what you're supposed to be doing, maybe riding isn't your thing.
Stop anthropomorphizing the beast, as well. She's not a human being and doesn't think or react like one.
Sounds to me as if she's just a pushy brat and knows you're not going to do a thing to make her behave. If your trainer is unable to help you, maybe it's time your parents found you another one before you get badly injured or worse.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!